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Luxembourg approves same sex marriage, adoption by gay couples
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:34 PM EDT
Lawmakers in Luxembourg, whose prime minister is openly gay, overwhelmingly approved changes in the small European nation's legislation governing marriage that will allow people of the same sex to wed and to adopt children.
The Human Rights Campaign, a U.S.-based organization in favor of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, said Wednesday's vote makes Luxembourg the world's 19th nation to grant "full marriage rights" to all of its citizens.
Xavier Bettel, who became Luxembourg's prime minister in December, is openly gay.