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The French parliament legalised same-sex marriage two years ago
France's largest Protestant grouping has agreed to celebrate gay weddings two years after government's law legalising same-sex marriage was passed in the face of opposition from right-wingers and traditionalist Catholics.
About 100 delegates to the national assembly of the United Protestant Church of France (EPUdF) on Sunday voted 94-3 to allow its 500 pastors to celebrate same-sex marriages.
Pastors who oppose the move will not be obliged to do so, however.
The church claims to have 110,000 active members and 400,000 people who sometimes attend its functions.
The much smaller Popular Evangelical Mission has already authorised a ceremony of "prayer and liturgical welcome" for homosexual couples.