France court allows same-sex marriage for foreigner Sung Un Kim at 12:46 PM ET
[JURIST] A French court on Tuesday ruled that a Franco-Moroccan couple could marry despite a circular [text, PDF, in French] that bans same-sex marriage. The circular explained that France's bilateral agreement with 11 countries that do not recognize same-sex marriage prohibited French civil registrars from performing marriages between same-sex couples where one party was a national of one of those countries. The French court rejected [AFP report] the government's appeal challenging an order [JURIST report] that found that the circular did not prevent France from recognizing the same-sex marriage.
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