French judges are showing more restraint and common sense than many American ones. From Catholic News Agency:
"The French Constitutional Council has ruled that prohibiting same-sex “marriage” in the country does not violate the Constitution.
The council noted that only Parliament can change the law.
Nine judges ruled that according to articles 75 and 144 of the Civil Code, “Marriage is the union between one man and one woman.” They also noted that lawmakers, “acting within their competency, determined that the difference in status between same-sex couples and couples comprised of a man and a woman could justify a difference in treatment with regards to family law.”
“It is not within the competence of the Constitutional Council to substitute its view (for that of the legislature) when taking into account the differences in these situations,” the judges said.