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Latest update : 2013-01-25

France: adoption for all?

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

 

By Pauline GODART , Eve IRVINE

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