Gay Marriage: 69% of French want referendum, IFOP survey

On bill legalizing gay marriage and child adoption

03 January, 15:24

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, JANUARY 3 - A majority of French citizens, or 69%, want a referendum on the gay marriage bill that is up for congressional debated at the end of the month, according to data released Thursday by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP).

    The French ''must be called to decide via referendum'' on the bill, which will allow same-sex marriages and adoptions by gay couples, according to the IFOP survey of 1,008 people aged 18 and older, published in Valeurs Actuelles weekly.

    Of those in favor of the referendum, 86% are Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) voters, 84% are National Front voters, and 55% identified as leftists. Also in favor are 70% of respondents aged under 35 and 69% of those aged 35 and up.


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