Marriage bill easily clears first vote in French parliament

02/5/2013 | France 24

French lawmakers Saturday voted 249-97 to back a key provision of a pending marriage equality bill, making it likely that same-sex couples in the country will soon be allowed to marry. The legislation is supported by 63% of the country's voters, according to a recent poll, although hundreds of thousands of protestors recently flooded the streets of Paris to oppose the bill.

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