Published February 12, 2013
France will soon follow more than half a dozen European countries in recognizing gay marriage. The lower house of parliament approved the legislation on Tuesday. Passage by the Senate is not in doubt, because the governing Socialists, who are pro-gay marriage, control parliament. But the issue has stirred surprisingly fierce discord in this nominally Catholic - but staunchly secular -- nation. Lisa Bryant takes a look at the debate - and the surprising stance of one French citizen - from the Brittany village of Ereac, in western France.