Several tens of thousands of Parisians took to the streets in support of the legalization of gay marriage in France
According to the organizers, the number of participants reached 150,000, police reported 60 thousand. In addition to Paris, similar actions took place in other cities of France: Marseille, Nantes and Lyon.
In early November, the French government approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and pozvlyayuschy such families to adopt children. If adopted by the Parliament Act to come into force in 2013.
After the law passed in November, shares of gay marriage opponents. Mass demonstrations, which left tens of thousands of people were held in 70 cities across the country.
The legalization of gay marriage was one of the points of the election campaign, François Hollande, who became president in May 2012.
To date, homosexual couples in France may enter Pacs - civil union, characterized by a reduced number of marriage rights. If adopted, the bill January 13, 2013 France will be the sixth country to the European Union, which allowed same-sex marriages.