A draft bill to legalize gay marriage and adoption was approved by France's Socialist government on Wednesday despite stiff opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and others. "This is an important step towards the equality of rights," said Minister of Family Affairs Dominique Bertinnoti. President Francois Hollande, who had made the issue a key part of his electoral platform, said it was an advance "for all of society". Bertinnoti rejected criticism that the move would "destroy" the family, saying: "On the contrary it is a legal protection."Source: AFP << Aspirin Lowers Odds of Bowel and Stomach Cancers Hospital Gives High Cost Insulin Pump on Rent to Pregnant Wo... >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Infidelity Infidelity is no longer seen as a midlife crisis alone because younger people are beginning to cheat on their spouses READ MORE On Legalization Of Gay Marriage France to Ban Words 'Mother, Father' from Official Documents A ban on the usage of the words 'mother' and 'father' from all official documents is being planned by the French government under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug - Food Interactions Diaphragmatic Hernia Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?