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Live: French parliament adopts gay marriage law

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16:08 CEST+02:00
France made history on Tuesday when deputies in the National Assembly voted to legalize gay marriage. With opponents vowing to continue their protests thousands of police have been called in amid fears of trouble. Stay with us for LIVE updates.

Thanks for following us and apologies for the technical glitches. You can read a round up the day's events here and join us tomorrow for more reaction to France becoming the 14th country to legalise gay marriage.

19:00 Live blog ended

18:35 The celebrations begin: It will be a lively night in the Marais tonight, the home of Paris's gay community.