04-13-2013 French Senate voted in favor to legalize same-sex marriage. This put the landmark bill on track to become law by summer 2013. Since May 18, 2013, same-sex marriage has been legal in France. It is the thirteenth country worldwide to allow same-sex couples to marry. The legislation applies to metropolitan France as well as the French Overseas departments and territories. The first official same-sex ceremony took place on May 29, 2013 in the city of Montpellier.