France's highest court Tuesday rejected as unlawful the first marriage by a gay couple in France, annulling the union of the two men.My only hope of setting the world back up on its feet is if the European Union forces France to recognize homosexual marriages.
Stephane Charpin and Bertrand Charpentier were married in a civil ceremony on June 5, 2004, in Begles, a town in the southwest Bordeaux region. The government immediately said the union was outside the law, and a series of court decisions unfavorable to the couple followed.
In the latest decision, the court ruled that "under French law, marriage is a union between a man and a woman," backing a 2005 decision by an appeals court in Bordeaux.
On the other hand, this will make a nice example the next time someone argues that we should bring ourselves into compliance with foreign law.