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Gay rights activists clasp hands as they march during a tradition May Day rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  The poster reads : 'We demand the abolition of the homophobic law!'.

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Gay rights activists clasp hands as they march during a traditional May Day rally in St Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday. The poster reads: ‘We demand the abolition of the homophobic law!’

Two girls kiss on April 23, 2013 during a pro gay marriage gathering called by the "oui , oui, oui" (yes, yes, yes) movement outside the French national assembly in Paris. France's lower house National Assembly today adopted a bill legalising same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples, defying months of opposition protests.

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Two girls kiss during a pro gay marriage gathering called by the “oui , oui, oui” (yes, yes, yes) movement outside the French national assembly in Paris. France’s lower house National Assembly tuesday adopted a bill legalising same-sex marriages and adoptions for gay couples, defying months of opposition protests.