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French parliament adopts landmark gay marriage law

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The French parliament defied months of angry protests by approving a bill that is to make France the 14th country worldwide to legalise same-sex marriages. 

Opponents of same sex marriage face off against riot police near the National Assembly, on April 23, 2013 in Paris. The French parliament defied months of angry protests by approving a bill that is to make France the 14th country worldwide to legalise same-sex marriages.

But opponents to the law vowed to fight on, quickly filing a constitutional challenge and promising more demonstrations to pressure President Francois Hollande into backing down from signing the bill.

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