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WORLD ROUNDUP EURO PARLIAMENT SUPPORTS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE
by REX WOCKNER
2003-09-17

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The European Parliament has urged the 15 nations of the European Union to extend full marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.

The Sept. 4 vote was 221 to 195 with 23 abstentions.

MEPs also said same-sex couples must be free to relocate together within the EU.

'These adopted paragraphs put new heart into all these millions of homosexuals and will help those people and organizations who have been fighting for equal rights for homosexuals in the future,' said Joke Swiebel, chair of the parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights.

The recommendations were adopted via acceptance of a twice-yearly human-rights report.


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