On 5 June 2004, former Green Party presidential candidate Noël Mamère, Mayor of the Bordeaux suburb of Bègles, conducted a same-sex marriage ceremony for two men, Bertrand Charpentier and Stéphane Chapin.Mamère claimed that there was nothing in French law to prohibit such a ceremony, and that he would appeal any challenge to the European Court of Human Rights.After ascertain that both lovers get aroused, the couple can use a water-based lubricant, applied on the vagina - because many women looses the natural lubricant of excitement during intercourse, and the industrial lubricant can help against dryness and pain - and, then, get on with penetration, ever so gently by inserting the penis little by little.
On 9 June 2016, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the decision to invalidate Charpentier and Chapin's marriage did not constitute an infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights.The local administrative court ruled that Mamère's suspension was legal and motivated.Germany (2017) On June 30, 2017, Germany became the 15th European country to enact legislation allowing same-sex couples to wed.The 393-226 vote in the nation’s Bundestag (or Parliament) came just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised many by saying that members of her ruling Christian Democratic Union should be able to vote their conscience on the issue even though the party formally opposes same-sex marriage.On 12 April 2013, the Senate approved the bill with amendments in a 171–165 vote, followed by the approval of the amended bill by the National Assembly on 23 April 2013 in a 331–225 vote.
However, a challenge to the law by the conservative UMP party was filed with the Constitutional Council following the vote.
The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people.
France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre.
The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean.
The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
United States (2015) Eleven years after same-sex marriage was first made legal in Massachusetts, the U. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees it throughout the country.