Lifestyle & Belief

France: Pro-gay marriage activists rally in Lyons, Paris

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A woman holds a placard reading 'Jesus had two fathers and one surrogate mother' during a demonstration for the legalization of gay marriage and LGBT parenting in Paris, Jan. 27, 2013.

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Kenzo Tribouillard

France's streets are filling with thousands of gay rights activists ahead of a parliamentary debate on Hollande's marriage equality bill. 

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    A woman holds a placard reading 'Jesus had two fathers and one surrogate mother' during a demonstration for the legalization of gay marriage and LGBT parenting in Paris, Jan. 27, 2013.

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    Kenzo Tribouillard

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    A young girl holds a rainbow flag during a demonstration to support gay marriage and adoption on January 26, 2013 in Lyon, central France. French government plans to put the proposed legislation to parliament on January 29.

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    Jeff Pachoud

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    People hold banners to ask equality and solidarity between homosexuals and heterosexuals and other boqrds remembering the 1905 law which officially separated church and state in France, to ask religion to be during a demonstration to support gay marriage and adoption on January 26, 2013 in Lyon, central France.

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    Jeff Pachoud

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    People hold a banner which reads 'Love has its rights that law ignores' in front of a wedding shop during a demonstration to support gay marriage and adoption on January 26, 2013 in Lyon, central France.

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    Jeff Pachoud

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    Two women kiss in front of a wedding shop during a demonstration to support gay marriage.

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    Jeff Pachoud

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    A person holds a placard reading 'Equality for all children ....' as a boy waves a rainbow flag during a demonstration to support gay marriage and adoption on January 26, 2013 in Lyon, central France.

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    Jeff Pachoud

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    People demonstrate to support gay marriage and adoption on January 26, 2013 in Montpellier, southern France.

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    Pascal Guyot