France Gay Marriage

November 7, 2012 - 9:33 AM
FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday Oct. 23, 2012, Anti-gay marriage and gay adoption rights activists hold posters reading : "Mother - Father. Don't lie to your children" demonstrate in Paris. A plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt was a liberal cornerstone of French President Francois Hollande's election manifesto earlier this year. It looked like a shoo-in, supported by a majority of the French, and an easy way to break with his conservative predecessor. But that was then, Now, as the Socialist government prepares to unveil its draft "marriage for everyone" law Wednesday, polls show wavering support for the idea and for the president amid increasingly vocal opposition in this traditionally Catholic country. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)