French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault hugs Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
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French MPs approve gay marriage law

The French parliament has approved a bill legalising same-sex marriage and adoption, following a divisive public debate

The French parliament has approved a bill legalising same-sex marriage and adoption, following a divisive public debate.

France becomes the 14th country to pass a law allowing gay marriage, and follows New Zealand last week.

Opponents of the move have staged some of the biggest protests seen in France in years, though polls suggest a small majority in favour of gay marriage.

Christian Fraser reports.

  • 23 Apr
  • From the section Europe