Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:54 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

French fair targets a new newlywed market: Gays

Lesbian and gay cake toppers, his-and-his wedding bands, flower-themed tuxedo bow ties: Marketing whizzes have held France's first gay-marriage fair - four days after parliament legalized same-sex wedlock.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

PARIS —

Lesbian and gay cake toppers, his-and-his wedding bands, flower-themed tuxedo bow ties: Marketing whizzes have held France's first gay-marriage fair - four days after parliament legalized same-sex wedlock.

Wedding planners, photographers and high-end tailors pitched their services at the Paris fair Saturday. Police stood guard outside - a precautionary measure after recent bouts of anti-gay violence by foes of same-sex marriage. The legislation sparked huge protests across France.

Fair organizer Claire Jollain says she senses pent-up demand among many same-sex couples who have long sought to tie the knot, and now can.

A final vote in France's National Assembly on Tuesday made France the 14th nation to legalize gay marriage. President Francois Hollande is expected to sign it into law soon. Same-sex weddings could begin as soon as June.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Bad email habits to break today


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►