French anti-gay marriage protesters march to revive issue before polls



Thousands of opponents of gay marriage took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to defend their vision of family values, hoping to revive the issue in political debates ahead of next year's presidential election.
About 24,000 people took part in the demonstration, police said, far fewer than the several hundreds of thousands the group "Demo for All" mobilised in 2012 and 2013 in an unexpectedly strong show of opposition from conservatives, especially Roman Catholics.
The Socialist government legalised same-sex marriage, which it called "Marriage for All", in 2013.
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16 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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