Defying life threats, Pakistani girls are the first Muslim gay couple to get married in UK
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France is the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage, an issue that has divided opinion in many other nations too.
Tens of thousands of people protesting a new gay marriage law marched through Paris on Sunday under tight security as jittery authorities sought to avoid a repeat of recent street violence. Billed as a last-ditch show of force by opponents of the bill allowing same-sex marriage and adoption, which was voted into law on May 18 following months of bitter protests, people from across France converged on the capital.
Shouting slogans, blowing whistles and horns; protesters criss-crossed Paris in three separate processions and converged on the Invalides esplanade in the centre.
Police said some 150,000 people turned up to protest, a figure immediately contested by organisers of the demonstration who said one million opponents of the law had shown up, some on specially-chartered trains and buses.
Some 4,500 security forces were mobilised for Sunday's demonstration, which was far from finished early evening as thousands of protesters remained on the Invalides esplanade.
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Other countries which have legalised gay marriage are –
Netherland, being the first country to legalise gay marriage
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