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France legalizes same-sex marriage

Becomes 14th country in the world to approve rights

PARIS — With a definitive vote by the lower house of Parliament, France on Tuesday became the 14th nation, and the third in just two weeks, to approve marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The legislation is expected to be approved by the Constitutional Council and signed into law by President Francois Hollande to allow the country’s first same-sex weddings to take place this summer.

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