Yesterday, thousands of people opposing the passing of the bill, to legalize gay marrage in Paris boulevards, France. (source)
Tens of thousands of French gay marriage opponents protest before expected passage of law
Anti-gay marriage activists hold flags and banners as they take part in a demonstration of the anti-gay marriage movement "La Manif Pour Tous" (Demonstration for all!) on April 21, 2013 in Paris. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images
The march wound its way across the Left Bank and was expected to culminate in a gathering on the vast Invalides esplanade Sunday evening.
A heavy police presence was deployed along the route. Previous anti-gay marriage protests in recent weeks have degenerated into violence. A counterdemonstration by those in favour of the bill was organized across the Seine river on the large Bastille square.
Polls have shown a narrow majority of French support legalizing gay marriage, though that support falls when questions about adoption and conception of children come into play.
© The Associated Press, 2013