While mass demonstrations greeted the authorization of gay marriage in France in mid-2013, between that point and 2017, around 40,000 same sex couples have been officiated, new statistics show. Proponents of gay marriage are hopeful following new marriage statistics released by France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies Tuesday. The data for 2017 shows that 7,244 same sex marriages were officiated during the year. On Twitter, one user expressed hope for a day when gay marriage would become so naturalized it would no longer even put in a separate category.
Source: France sees gay marriage on the rise while traditional marriages decline