Paris, France, Apr 19, 2013 / 15:12 pm
A group of at least 14,900 French mayors has said it will not perform "gay marriages," even if the government moves ahead with plans to legalize the practice.
The administration of French President Francois Hollande has put forth a measure that would legalize "gay marriage," allow gay couples to receive medical treatment for artificial procreation and to adopt children.
"It is foolish to think that the mobilization of the elected mayors would stop if the law is passed," said Franck Meyer, spokesman for the association Mayors for Children.
"As citizens, we elected officials will not give up," he emphasized in statements to the media.