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.

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France legalises gay marriage

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