Supporters of same-sex marriage and adoption marched through Paris on
Sunday to back the French government’s planned reform and counter
unexpectedly strong opposition from conservative and religious groups.
Police said about 60,000 demonstrators turned out, fewer than the
100,000 who protested last month against the law due to be passed by
mid-2013. Paris’s gay mayor Bertrand Delanoe joined the march along with
several other left-wing politicians. The organisers’ estimate, usually
higher than that of the police, was 150,000.
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