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Gay marriage and adoption poised to become legal in Luxembourg

Tiny European country's parliament expected to take full vote before summer
 Signs in front of the Centre Drosbach on the Cloche d'or, in the city of Luxembourg
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Luxembourg moved one step closer today to legalizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

The tiny European country's parliament's legal affairs committee has passed n°6172A which is expected to be put before the full parliament for a vote before summer.

It will be a move popular with citizens. A survey conducted last year revealed 83% of people in Luxembourg support same-sex marriage.

The vote will also come at a time when the country has an openly gay Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister serving at the same time.

If passed, Luxembourg will be the 11th European country to recognize same-sex marriage following Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

The bill has taken two years to come to a vote as changes have been made along the way mostly in regards to adoption. The final version grants same-sex couples the right to both closed and open adoption.

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