The French Socialist government is currently preparing a draft bill that would allow same-sex couples to get married. A separate bill would allow them to adopt children.
According to recent surveys, over 60% of French people support gay marriage. However, less than half of those polled support the idea of gay parents. Our reporters Eve Irvine and Pauline Godart went to meet the same-sex families behind the debate.
Tensions over same-sex marriage in France
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