Gay marriage reached its legal finale in France as the nation’s highest court voided the marriage of Stephane Charpin and Bertrand Charpentier (also Bernard Charpentier). They were “married” in a civil service in 2004, becoming the only partners in France before or since to wed.

In its decision, the court said “under French law, marriage is a union between a man and a woman,” which supported an earlier appeals court ruling.

Next stop for the unhappy couple is the European Court of Human Rights, where they will appeal the soverign ruling of France to a stacked group of liberals trying to sap the legitimate power away from European nations like France. A lesson to be learned should the U.S. ever cave to the demands of western liberals for a higher legal authority than our own Supreme Court.