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France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex weddings after French President Francois Hollande signed a bill into law extending the right to marry to gay couples, according to NBC News. The legislation is one of the biggest social reforms the country has witnessed since abolishing the death penalty in 1981. The bill, which had been pledged by the Socialist president, had sparked much debating from conservatives in France. Opponents of the bill have engaged in heated protests, some of which have been violent. Frigide Barjot, a political activist and humorist, has said a protest is slated for May 29 will draw millions into the streets. However, polls show that more than half of the country supported gay marriage.
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