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Fear of violence forces France to increase security ahead of country’s same-sex marriage vote

Paris police have stepped up security for the city’s gay community ahead of a final parliamentary vote Tuesday on a bill that will make France the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage. After months of acrimonious debate and hundreds of street protests that have occasionally spilled over into violence, a…

Expat French get Internet vote for first time

French citizens will for the first time this year be able to vote in a parliamentary election over the Internet, an experiment that could be extended to other elections if successful. Edouard Courtial, the junior minister for French living abroad, told journalists on Friday that French expatriates would be able…