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Pro-gay marriage protest attracts hundreds of thousands in Paris

French show support two days before parliament will debate the gay marriage bill.

Pro-gay marriage protest attracts hundreds of thousands in Paris

Hundreds of thousands of protesters from all over France filled the streets in Paris over the weekend to show support for a proposed marriage equality bill.

French police estimated there were 125,000 in attendance. Organizers and group leaders reported 400,000 participants, according to Reuters.

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On Tuesday, parliament will debate the bill, a proposal French Prime Minister Francois Hollande promised to introduce during his election campaign.

Despite some opposition, polls show the bill has garnered a large base of support, AFP reports.