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Carla Bruni Supports Gay Marriage

Posted on: December 10, 2012


Carla Bruni is showing her support for gay marriage despite the fact that her husband disagrees. Nicolas Sarkozy is the former President of France and a conservative at that. Yet Bruni has no reservations about communicating her differing views to the public.


Bruni was interviewed by Vogue for its December issue and said, “I’m rather in favor because I have a lot of friends—men and women—who are in this situation and I see nothing unstable or perverse in families with gay parents.” The former first lady also speculated that gay parents “might perhaps make a bigger commitment [to family] because of the fact that society is judging them.”


Mr. Sarkozy, however, opposed gay marriage just before this year’s presidential elections, saying he didn’t want to officially redefine family. Of her husband’s view, she explained, “My husband is opposed for reasons linked to his political vocation, because he sees people as groups of thousands rather than people we actually know personally.”


Bruni is also supporting a plan that would allow gay marriage and adoption in France, where the majority of citizens already favor it. The passage of bills legalizing gay marriage and adoption have been delayed by the unfavorable views held by religious and political leaders, as well as conservative voters in rural France.


In contrast to Mr. Sarkozy’s views, newly elected President Francois Hollande is pushing for the legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption—despite backlash and opposition from Catholics and conservative groups. His cabinet has already approved a marriage equality bill, which has been sent to lawmakers for approval.


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