French lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to vote on a bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.
The long-anticipated vote in the country’s National Assembly will take place after lawmakers began debating the proposal on Jan. 29. Supporters and opponents of the bill have staged several marches through the streets of Paris in recent months.
Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are among the European countries that currently allow same-sex couples to marry.
The British House of Commons on Feb. 5 overwhelmingly approved a proposal that would allow gays and lesbians to tie the knot in England and Wales. Scottish lawmakers are expected to debate a same-sex marriage proposal in the coming weeks.