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France Marks 10 Years Since Same-Sex Marriage Legalized, on International Day Against Homophobia

Parisians celebrated with an outdoor party on Wednesday, May 17, as France marked 10 years since the country legalized same-sex marriage.

Footage from Mayor Anne Hidalgo shows the celebrations at Place de l’Hotel-de-Ville, which took place as the UN marked the international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

According to France 24, thousands of same-sex couples have gotten married each year since the legislation passed.

French President Emmanuel Macron said “LGBT+ people are still denied their basic fundamental rights … Human rights must be respected for all.” Credit: Anne Hidalgo via Storyful

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