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French ex-first lady Bruni backs gay marriage

AFP Relaxnews | 2012-11-26 08:53:00.0
France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy attends the 152nd Hospices de Beaune 2012 Burgundy Wine Auction at the Hotel de Dieu in Beaune November 18, 2012. The theme of the 152nd Hospices de Beaune 2012 Burgundy Charity Wine Auction is to help disadvantaged youths who suffer from epilepsy or access to education.

Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy backed controversial plans for France to legalise gay marriage.

This was revealed in an interview with Vogue that sees the 44-year-old return to her supermodel roots.

In an interview appearing in the magazine's December issue with a 20-page photo shoot reminiscent of Bruni-Sarkozy's time as a top model in the 1990s, she admitted she disagreed with her husband on the question of gay marriage and adoption.

"I am rather in favour of gay marriage and adoption, I have a lot of friends – women and men – who are in this situation and I see nothing unstable or perverse in families with homosexual parents," she said.

French President Francois Hollande, who defeated Sarkozy in a May presidential election, is pushing plans to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from Catholics and rightwing groups, including most of Sarkozy's UMP party.

Bruni-Sarkozy refused to answer questions about her husband's future political career, saying only: "It was a beautiful adventure, but today I just want to go back to being a citizen like any other."

Bruni-Sarkozy, a model and singer whose fourth album will be released next spring, married the divorced Sarkozy in 2008.


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