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France’s parliament approves allowing same sex couples to adopt

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 13:49 EDT
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A woman holds a French flag during a protest organized by fundamentalist Christian group Civitas Institute against same-sex marriage in Paris on January 29, 2013. (AFP)
 
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France’s National Assembly voted Tuesday by a clear majority to adopt legislation allowing homosexual couples to marry and adopt children, and the law will now go for approval by the upper house of parliament.

The formal vote came 10 days after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of its key article which redefines marriage as a contract between two people rather than between a man and a woman.

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