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Gay marriage no big deal for Belgians

When it passed a law allowing marriage "between persons of the same sex" in 2003, Belgium became only the second country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. Unlike in France, the move did not spark a controversial debate or encounter staunch opposition. Today, same sex marriage is generally well-accepted by the public and political class in Belgium.

By Méabh MCMAHON , Kattalin LANDABURU

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