[JURIST] A minister for France's new Socialist government announced on Friday that France will legalize same-sex marriage by the end of next year. Dominique Bertinotti [official profile, in French], the junior minister for families, proclaimed that within a year, same-sex couples [JURIST news archive] in France will be granted all the same legal rights as heterosexual couples [Reuters report], including the right to marry and the right to adopt children. Bertinotti also declared [AFP report, in French] that all government...

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