The French National Assembly is due to vote on a bill to legalise gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children. The issue has exposed deep rifts in French society and prompted huge protests.
The French National Assembly has voted in favor of extending the nation's state of emergency until January 2017. The decision comes less than a week after 84 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Nice.
In the wake of the attack in Nice, the French government is coming under increasing pressure over its handling of security issues. Support for President Hollande is waning fast, as Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
The lower house has passed the first article of a sweeping plan giving authorities greater powers to combat terrorism. But human rights groups say the proposed changes to the constitution will undermine citizens' rights.
France's parliament will hold a final vote on controversial job market reforms on Wednesday. The government wants to finally lock the reforms down. But the workers' unions are still mounting a bitter resistance.
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