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Libération - France | Friday, May 11, 2012

Obama and Hollande for same-sex marriage

Barack Obama became the first US president to speak out in favour of same-sex marriage on Wednesday and the new French President François Hollande also advocates the legalisation of such marriages. The left-liberal daily Libération praises the two politicians: "By supporting same-sex marriage in his very conservative and religious country Barack Obama has demonstrated his courage once more. Just like François Hollande, who has upheld this promise by his party. In France as in the US it will be easier to be gay: for the young and for those who have been mocked or scorned and who are afraid to express their sexuality. The president, whether American or French, can make history and change society this way."

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