As France becomes 14th country to approve same-sex marriage, Israel still lags behind
Despite a sorely divided public, violent protests and promises for a legal fight, France welcomes same-sex marriage. Meanwhile in Israel, civil marriage still proves elusive.
France became the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage on Tuesday after parliament approved a new law championed by President Francois Hollande. But it came at a high political price amid violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.