French lawmakers voted to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday, despite vocal protests from some conservatives opposed to the step.
The nation’s lower house approved a marriage bill, which will also give same-sex couples the right to adopt, in a 331-to-225 final vote.
They cast their votes after impassioned speeches by lawmakers for and against the legislation.
President Francois Hollande, who pledged his support for same-sex marriage on the campaign trail last year, will have to sign the bill before it becomes law.
This is kind of a shame, because the anti-gay marriage folks in France really put on some of the most hilariously gay protests ever. Like shirtless men in masks and gags:
Or the always popular interpretative bird dance featuring a man in silver bodysuit so snug you can tell if he has been circumcised:
Oh, well. It was fun while it lasted, I suppose.