Hollande unveils gay marriage bill8 November 2012
France's Socialist Government adopted a draft bill on Wednesday that would allow same-sex marriage and gay adoption.
Leading party members slammed church opposition to the move as unwarranted interference in politics meant to impose a "fundamentalist" conception of the family on French society.
At the cabinet meeting that approved the bill, President François Holland stressed the reform would be "progress not only for a few but for the whole society" - a clear response to criticism made by Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois at the weekend.
Cardinal Vingt-Trois, said of the proposed legislation on Saturday: "It will not be 'marriage for all'," echoing the pro-reform campaign slogan: "it will be the marriage of a few imposed on all".
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