French court upholds gay marriage ban
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Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011, 17:45
Paris: The French constitutional court on Friday upheld the country's gay marriage ban, saying it was in keeping with the Constitution.

The court made the ruling in response to a bid by a lesbian couple, who have four children, to marry after spending 10 years in a PACS, or civil union.

Several of France's European Union fellow member states, including Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, have legalised homosexual marriage.

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First Published: Friday, January 28, 2011, 17:45

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