The French Senate has voted to legalize same-sex marriage in France, putting a landmark bill on track to become law by summer.
The vote in the upper house of parliament led by President Francois Hollande’s Socialists comes despite boisterous protests.
Both houses of parliament will now take up a second reading to consider minor Senate changes to the bill passed in February.
The newly passed bill would allow gay marriage and let same-sex couples adopt children.
About a dozen mostly European nations already allow gay marriage.