Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gay Marriage for France

Jean-Marc Ayrault made several major announcements in his general policy speech today. One is that gay marriage and adoption will be legal in France from 2013. Another is that, as promised, foreigners legally residing in France for a requisite period will obtain the right to vote in local elections.

Elections do make a difference. Neither of these things--both major advances in my view--would have happened if Sarkozy had been re-elected.