France legalized same-sex marriage Tuesday by a vote of 331 to 225 in the National Assembly, Washington Post reported.
The National Assembly passed "Marriage for All" law in February.The second and final reading was Tuesday, and the same bill was approved by upper-house Senate on April 12, France 24 reported.
Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told legislators on Tuesday evening the law was a "very beautiful reform," Washington Post reported.
"I feel like this is part of an evolving process; this is clearly the direction France needs to move in. The impression I have is that we are finally catching up," Gaillard, the gay-marriage activist, said.
The same-sex marriage bill still faces challenge after it passed as opponents said they would keep dispute on the matter.