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First gay couple marry in France amid tight security

29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:34 BST

Vincent Austin and Bruno Boileau have become the first gay couple to wed in France.

French President Francois had warned he would not accept any disruption to the ceremony following violent protests over the controversial new legislation.

The anti-gay marriage lobby, backed by the Catholic Church and conservative opposition, said the bill undermined an essential building block of society.

These residents of the the southern city of Montpellier were asked what they thought of the marriage.