First same-sex marriage in France 'as soon as June'

French lawmakers have legalised same-sex marriage after months of debate and street protests that brought hundreds of thousands to Paris.

The legislation was passed with a 331-225 vote in the Socialist majority National Assembly. France's justice minister, Christiane Taubira, said the first weddings could be as soon as June.


France legalises gay marriage

The French parliament has passes a law legalising same-sex marriage and adoption.