France prostitution: MPs back fines for clients

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French MPs have approved a bill that will penalise anyone paying for sex.

The bill, which was adopted by a vote of 268 to 138, with 79 abstentions, establishes a fine of at least 1,500 euros ($2,030) for buying sexual acts.

Under the new bill, prostitution will remain legal and the act of soliciting will now not be punished. Pimping will remain illegal.

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