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First gay marriage in France

The first gay marriage in France has taken place in Montpelier between Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau.

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Vincent and Bruno are first gay couple to marry in France

Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau have become the the first same-sex couple to marry in France.

The pair exchanged vows in Montpellier's city hall before the mayor, relatives, friends and media as police stood guard outside to ensure the ceremony was not disrupted by protesters.

"It's a great pleasure for me to declare you married by law," said Montpellier's left-wing Mayor Helene Mandroux, as the couple embraced to a huge cheer from an audience of about 500.

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