PARIS (AP) — Con banderas en las manos, centenares de miles de personas se congregaron el domingo ante la Torre Eiffel para participar en una protesta contra la decisión del presidente socialista Francois Hollande de legalizar el matrimonio homosexual, y de permitir a las parejas gay adoptar y concebir hijos.

La oposición al plan de Hollande ha resaltado las divisiones entre la secular pero católica sociedad francesa, especialmente en las zonas rurales. Si bien los sondeos de opinión indican que una mayoría de la sociedad respalda el matrimonio gay, ese respaldo es menor cuando hay niños de por medio.

La manifestación comenzó en tres puntos de París, y congestionó los bulevares mientras los manifestantes caminaban unos seis kilómetros (4 millas) hasta la torre. La policía capitalina calculó que participaron unas 340.000 personas, una de las mayores manifestaciones en la capital francesa desde la protesta sobre la enseñanza en 1984.

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  • Decenas de personas celebran que el Senado de Minnesota aprobó un proyecto de ley que autoriza los matrimonios entre homosexuales, en la sede del Congreso estatal el lunes 13 de mayo de 2013. (Foto AP/Jim Mone)

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  • Thousands filled the Minnesota State Capitol as they waited for word that the Senate had passed the gay marriage bill Monday, May 13, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. The bill now goes to the governor who is expected to sign it. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)


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  • Miles de manifestantes salieron a las calles para exigir que el gobierno legalice los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo y las adopciones de parejas gay en París el domingo 16 de diciembre del 2012. El presidente francés Francois Hollande dijo que promulgaría su plan "matrimonios para todos" después de un año de ascender al poder en mayo. Sin embargo la vociferante oposición de los líderes religiosos y algunos políticos y personas en área rurales ha dividido al paísl. (Foto AP/ Remy de la Mauviniere)

  • Miles de manifestantes salieron a las calles para exigir que el gobierno legalice los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo y las adopciones de parejas gay en París el domingo 16 de diciembre del 2012. El presidente francés Francois Hollande dijo que promulgaría su plan "matrimonios para todos" después de un año de ascender al poder en mayo. Sin embargo la vociferante oposición de los líderes religiosos y algunos políticos y personas en área rurales ha dividido al paísl. (Foto AP/ Remy de la Mauviniere)

  • Un activista con los colores del orgullo gay grita algo frente al Parlamento uruguayo mientras legisladores debaten la aprobación de un proyecto de ley que legalizaría el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, en Montevideo, Uruguay, el martes 11 de diciembre de 2012. La cámara baja aprobo por un amplia mayoría la propuesta el miércoles en la madrugada y ahora pasará al Senado, donde se espera que sea aprobada. (Foto AP/Matilde Campodonico)

  • Brian Smith, izquierda, y su esposo, Jeff Wagner son festejados a la salida del ayuntamiento de Seattle, el domingo 9 de diciembre de 2012, en Seattle. Cantidad de parejas del mismo sexo abarrotaron el ayuntamiento de la ciudad el domingo, primer día en que podían celebrarse bodas entre parejas homosexuales luego de que entró en efecto una ley aprobada en el estado. (Foto AP/Elaine Thompson)

  • Matthew Wiltse, derecha, y Jonathon Bashford contraen matrimonio ante el juez Chris Wickham en la corte del condado de Thurston en Olympia, estado de Washington en la madrugada del domingo 9 de diciembre de 2012. La ley que permite las bodas gay en el estado de Washington comenzó a regir el domingo. (Foto AP/Rachel La Corte)

  • La ex miembro del Ejército Margaret Witt, a la derecha, y su pareja Lori Johnson, a la izquierda, posan en su casa en Spokane, Washington, el lunes 3 de diciembre de 2012. Planean casarse el 15 de diciembre luego de que el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo fue aprobado en el estado de Washington. (Foto AP/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT

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    En esta foto del jueves 6 de diciembre de 2012, Sarah (izquierda) y Melissa Adams muestran su certificado de matrimonio en Bellingham, Wisconsin, en el primer día en que las uniones entre personas del mismo sexo resultaron legales ahí. El viernes 7, la Corte Suprema informó que abordará la prohibición de California a los matrimonios entre personas del mismo sexo (AP Foto/The Bellingham Herald, Philip A. Dwyer)

  • Brenda Sue Fulton, Penelope Gnesin

    En esta fotografía de Outserve-SLDN, se ve a Brenda Sue Fulton, al centro, de negro, y a Penelope Gnesin, caminar ante una guardia de honor luego de haberse casado en la Academia Militar de Estados Unidos de West Point, en Nueva York, el sábado 1 de diciembre de 2012. Esta fue la primera boda entre personas del mismo sexo que se celebra en la Capilla Cadet, la histórica iglesia gótica que funciona como centro espiritual en la Academia Militar de Estados Unidos en West Point. (AP Photo/Outserve-SLDN, Jeff Sheng)

  • Gente celebra en las calles de Seattle, ciudad del estado de Washington en una foto de archivo del 7 de noviembre del 2012, después de la aprobación del referendo 74 en el día de elecciones. Diez parejas del mismo sexo ganaron una lotería el 3 de diciembre para recibir las primeras licencias matrimoniales bajo la nueva ley que permite las bodas gay que fue firmada por el gobernador Chris Gregoire el miércoles 5 de diciembre del 2012 y entra en vigencia al día siguiente. (Foto AP/Ted S. Warren, File)

  • Activistas de la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénero se concentran frente al Congreso colombiano para mostrar su apoyo a un proyecto de legalización del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, en Bogotá, martes 27 de noviembre de 2012. (AP Foto/Fernando Vergara)

  • Dos activistas de la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénero se besan frente al Congreso colombiano para mostrar su apoyo a un proyecto de legalización del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, en Bogotá, martes 27 de noviembre de 2012. (AP Foto/Fernando Vergara)

  • Activistas de la comunidad lesbiana, gay, bisexual y transgénero se concentran frente al Congreso colombiano para mostrar su apoyo a un proyecto de legalización del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, en Bogotá, martes 27 de noviembre de 2012. (AP Foto/Fernando Vergara)

  • El Papa Benedicto XVI se quita los anteojos durante una audiencia general en la Plaza de San Pedro, el miércoles 7 de noviembre de 2012. El sábado 10, El Vaticano criticó los avances de esta semana en materia de reconocimiento a los matrimonios y uniones de parejas homosexuales (AP Foto/Andrew Medichini).

  • America Votes

    Una multitud espera en fila para votar en las elecciones general de una escuela primaria en Hyattsville, Maryland el martes 6 de noviembre del 2012. En Maryland, los votantes decidirán la legalización de las bodas gay y si los inmigrantes que viven sin autorización legal paguen las mismas mensualidades universitarias que los residentes del estado. En estas elecciones hay 176 referendos en 38 estados, informó el Instituto de Referendos e Iniciativas de la Universidad del Sur de California. (Foto AP/Jose Luis Magana)

  • Brad Pitt

    El actor Brad Pitt posa para un retrato en el 65to Festival de Cine de Cannes en Francia en una fotografía del 23 de mayo de 2012. Pitt accedió a donar hasta 100.000 dólares para ayudar a la organización Human Rights Campaign a recaudar fondos para apoyar el sexo entre parejas de mismo sexo, informó la organización el miércoles 31 de octubre de 2012. (Foto AP/Joel Ryan, archivo)

  • Travestis participan en una marcha del orgullo gay en Asunción, el sábado 6 de octubre de 2012. (Foto AP/Jorge Sáenz)

  • En esta foto del 4 de enero de 2012, Bradford Wells (izquierda) y John Makk posan frente a su casa en San Francisco. El Departamento de Seguridad Interna emitiría un memorándum en el que señalaría que los inmigrantes sin permiso de residencia pero con parejas estadounidenses del mismo sexo podrían ver suspendidas sus deportaciones (AP Foto/San Francisco Chronicle, Michael Macor)

  • Brandon Morgan, Dalan Wells

    Foto del 22 de febrero de 2012 del sargento Brandon Morgan (derecha) besando a su novio Dalan Wells en una base de la infantería de Marina en Kaneohe Bay, Hawai, al regreso de una estancia de seis meses en Afganistán. (Foto AP/David Lewis)

  • Espectadores observan el desfile de botes en el canal en Prinsengracht en Amsterdam, Holanda, el sábado 4 de agosto de 2012. Cientos de miles de personas a favor de los derechos de los homosexuales abarrotaron los canales de Amsterdam en el desfile anual de botes de la ciudad, el evento que marca la cúspide de la semana del Orgullo Gay. (Foto AP/Margriet Faber)

  • Un soldado utilizando una camiseta del ejército sostiene una bandera estadounidense y una bandera de arcoiris durante la marcha del orgullo gay en San Diego el sábado 21 de julio de 2012. Por primera vez miembros de las fuerzas armadas estadounidenses participaron en el desfile vestidos de uniforme. (Foto AP/Gregory Bull)

  • ARCHIVO- En esta imagen del 16 de julio de 2011, dos mujeres, elementos en activo de la Armada de Estados Unidos que dijeron llamarse Nikki, izquierda, y Lisa, se besan durante un desfile por el orgullo gay en San Diego. El Departamento de Defensa estadounidense autorizó el jueves 19 de julio de 2012 que miembros del ejército marchen en uniforme militar en ese desfile por primera vez en la historia de Estados Unidos. (Foto AP/Gregory Bull, archivo)

  • Yury Gavrikov

    La policía detiene a Yury Gavrikov, activista de los derechos gay, en San Petersburgo, Rusia, el sábado 7 de julio de 2012. La policía rusa detuvo a varios activistas gay por realizar una manifestación sin autorización. (Foto AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

  • Anderson Cooper

    Anderson Cooper, de CNN, llega a la 39a entrega anual de los premios Daytime Emmy en Beverly Hills, California, el 23 de junio del 2012. En una carta publicada el lunes 2 de julio del 2012 en Interrnet, Cooper reveló que es gay. (Foto por Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, Archivo)

  • Dos mujeres se besan durante la celebración del Día del Orgullo Gay en Lima, el sábado 30 de junio de 2012 (AP Foto/Martín Mejía)

  • Una persona participante en la celebración del Día del Orgullo Gay se refleja en un espejo de un vehiculo en Lima, el sábado 30 de junio de 2012 (AP Foto/Martín Mejía)

  • Un grupo de personas participa en la celebración anual del Día del Orgullo Gay en Lima, el sábado 30 de junio de 2012 (AP Foto/Martín Mejía)

  • Mark Wilson con la bandera del arcoiris a cuestas durante el 42do desfile del orgullo gay en San Francisco el domingo 24 de junio de 2012. (Foto AP/Noah Berger)

  • Un contingente de un grupo lésbico llamado "Dykes of Bikes" desfila en el 42do desfile anual del orgullo gay en San Freancisco, el domingo 24 de junio de 2012. (Foto AP/Noah Berger)

  • Personas participan en un desfile del orgullo gay en Sao Paulo, Brasil, el domingo 10 de junio de 2012. (Foto AP/Andre Penner)

  • Personas participan en un desfile del orgullo gay en Sao Paulo, Brasil, el domingo 10 de junio de 2012. (Foto AP/Andre Penner)

  • Marcha del orgullo gay en Riga, Lituania, el sábado 2 de junio del 2012.(Foto AP/Roman Koksarov)

  • Este montaje de imágenes orivistas por DC Entertainment muestra páginas de la segunda edición de la serie de comics "Earth 2" con Alan Scott, el alter ego de Linterna Verde, quien revela ser gay. Saldrá a la ventta el 6 de junio de 2012. (AP Foto/DC Entertainment)

  • La portada de "Astonishing X-Men" No 51 en una imagen proporcionada por Marvel. Marvel Comics dijo el martes 22 de mayo de 2012 que el personaje canadiense Jean-Paul Beaubier, derecha, se casará con su amor Kyle Jinadu, en su edición del 20 de junio. (Foto AP/Marvel Comics)

  • Un trasvestista posa para fotógrafos mientras activistas pasan caminando con banderas del orgullo gay durante las celebraciones para conmemorar el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, en La Habana, Cuba, el sábado 12 de mayo del 2012. El día Internacional contra la Homofobia se celebra el 17 de mayo para conmemorar el día que la Organización Mundial de la Salud quitó la homosexualidad de la lista de enfermedades mentales. (AP Foto/Javier Galeano)

  • Activistas participan en una marcha para celebrar el Día Internacional contra la Homofobia que se avecina, en La Habana, Cuba, el sábado 12 de mayo del 2012. El día interncional contra la homofobia se festeja el 17 de mayo para conmemorar el día que la Organización Mundial de la Salud quitó la homosexualidad de la lista de enfermedades mentales. (AP Foto/Javier Galeano)

  • military-gay pride

    Hailey Libbey (derecha), estudiante de enfermería, recibe ayuda del voluntario Fernando Rincón, para colocar un letrero, antes de un seminario contra el hostigamiento a gays en las fuerzas ramadas, el lunes 26 de marzo de 2012, en Northfield, Vermont (AP Foto/Alison Redlich)

  • Foto del 21 de marzo del 2012 del cadete de la Universidad Norwich Joshua Fontánez en Northfield, Vermont. Fontánez, presidente de una organización universitaria de homosexuales, dijo que su club organizará por primera vez la Semana del Orgullo Gay en la Universidad de Norwich. (Foto AP/Toby Talbot)