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Gay marriage: the new culture war?
The Socialist government will soon present a bill allowing same-sex marriage. It thought this would be easy, given the support of a majority of French people for the measure (60% according to the latest polls). But the furious reaction from the Catholic Church and conservative parties, expected to culminate during mass demonstrations this Sunday, has surprised even its promoters. Will gay marriage become a new culture war here in France?
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Corinne Narassiguin, Member of Parliament, Socialist Party;
- Franck Margain, Vice President, Christian Democratic Party.
Programme prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo