On 5 June 2004, former Green Party presidential candidate Noël Mamère, Mayor of the Bordeaux suburb of Bègles, conducted a same-sex marriage ceremony for two men, Bertrand Charpentier and Stéphane Chapin.
Mamère claimed that there was nothing in French law to prohibit such a ceremony, and that he would appeal any challenge to the European Court of Human Rights.
Although the committee recommended increasing some rights given in PACS, it recommended maintaining prohibitions against marriage, adoption, and access to medically assisted reproduction for same-sex couples, arguing that these three issues were inseparable and that allowing them would contravene a number of articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which France is a signatory (although many UN nations do grant some or all of these rights to same-sex couples).
Referring to the rights of children as a human rights issue, the report argued that children "now have rights and to systematically give preference to adult aspirations over respect for these rights is not possible any more." LGBT organizations in France, who believed that the prohibition of same-sex marriage was contrary to the Constitution, asked the country's Constitutional Council to examine the constitutionality of same-sex marriage and to review the articles of the Civil Code.
· CDMX Netherlands: · Netherlands proper New Zealand: · New Zealand proper Norway Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Taiwan* United Kingdom: · England and Wales · Scotland · AX & DX, AC & TA · BM, AQ, IO, FK · GI, GG, IM, PN United States: · All 50 states · DC, GU, MP, PR, VI · some tribal jurisdictions Uruguay Andorra Australia: · ACT, NSW, QLD, · SA, TAS, VIC Austria Chile Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Ecuador Estonia* Greece Hungary Italy Liechtenstein Mexico: · Tlaxcala Netherlands: · Aruba Slovenia Switzerland Taiwan A bill granting same-sex couples the right to marry and jointly adopt children was introduced to the National Assembly by the Socialist Government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on 7 November 2012, with the support of President François Hollande, who declared his intent to support the legislation during his campaign for the presidency.
Additionally, that same year, some 7,017 same-sex PACS were celebrated throughout the country.Sx S (S-by-S) is a flash memory standard compliant to the Sony and San Disk-created Express Card standard.According to Sandisk and Sony, the cards have transfer rates of 800 Mbit/s and burst transfer rate of up to 2.5 Gbit/s The card can be inserted directly into an Express Card slot, available on many notebooks.Some other party leaders, such as former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, disapproved publicly of same-sex marriages.Hollande's partner, Ségolène Royal, said at the time that she had doubts about same-sex marriage, but now supports it fully.