Far-right French mayor refuses to marry lesbian couple

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The couple have now asked regional officials to force the mayor in south-east France, Marie-Claude Bompard, to comply with the law.

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A far-right mayor in the south of France has refused to marry a lesbian couple in defiance of the Socialist government's recently passed same-sex marriage law. The couple have asked regional officials to force Bollène mayor Marie-Claude Bompard to comply with the law, reports RFI.