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French ‘Senate’ votes to legalize same sex marriage

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, April 12, 2013 13:30 EDT
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France’s upper house Senate voted Friday to adopt a law granting homosexual couples the right to marry, which has sparked widespread opposition and protests from conservatives and religious groups.

The vote, by a show of hands, followed days of intense debate. The bill must still technically face a second reading in the lower house National Assembly, but lawmakers there already adopted it in a first reading on February 12.

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