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Everyone has the right to marry and to have a family. The exercise of this right is closely linked with the right to respect for private and family life protected by Article 8. This right is protected by national laws which are very diverse and can go beyond the traditional conception of the family by authorising marriage between two persons of the same sex, or adoption by same-sex couples.

What is the right to family life and how is it protected under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)? See some examples.