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French president signs gay marriage bill into law

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France on Saturday became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter debate and demonstrations. 

Two women kiss in front of a wedding shop in Lyon, during a demonstration to support gay marriage, on January 26, 2013. France has become the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage after President Francois Hollande signed the measure into law following months of bitter political debate.

Hollande acted a day after the Constitutional Council threw out a legal challenge by the right-wing opposition, removing the last obstacle to passing the bill into law. The legislation also legalises gay adoption.

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