Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy expressed her backing of France’s plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption.
In an interview to Vogue magazine December issue, Bruni-Sarkozy, the 44-year-old singer and former supermodel said she disagreed with her husband, former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who objects to gay marriage and adoption.
According to AFP, during the interview she said: ‘I am rather in favour of gay marriage and adoption, I have a lot of friends — women and men — who are in this situation and I see nothing unstable or perverse in families with homosexual parents’.
French president Francois Hollande defeated Sarkozy in the May presidential election, is now carrying forwards plans to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption despite fierce opposition from most of Sarkozy’s UMP party as well as religious and conservative groups.
Bruni-Sarkozy refused to answer questions about her husband’s future political career, saying only: ‘It was a beautiful adventure, but today I just want to go back to being a citizen like any other’.
Bruni-Sarkozy, a model and singer will release her fourth album next spring, she married the divorced Sarkozy in 2008.
France’s Socialist cabinet adopted a draft bill to authorise gay marriage and adoption on the 7 November despite opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and others.
In a recent poll, it was revealed 65% of French people back gay marriage, and 53% agree with adoption by same-sex couples.