The French government has outlined its plans for gay marriage and adoption.
Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told La Croix newspaper Tuesday that the government wants to extend the current arrangements of marriage to same-sex couples. Such a law would also allow gays to adopt children either as individuals or as a couple.
A bill on the issue is expected to be presented to the Cabinet next month.
France currently allows civil unions between same-sex couples, but does not allow them to adopt as a couple.
The Catholic Church has voiced opposition to the plan.