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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-01-30

Gay marriage? No hay problema

This Tuesday, the French National Assembly is to discuss legislation that would allow gay people to marry and have children. The issue has attracted a lot of attention, with several demonstrations taking place both in the "for" and "against" camps. Yet in neighbouring Spain - a country also known for its strong Catholic tradition - gay marriage has been legal since 2005, and today it barely raises an eyebrow among most Spaniards.

By Sarah Morris

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