In France, there is concern that the fierce debate over a new law introducing gay marriage is spilling over into violence.
The French Senate is voting overnight on the bill, to pass it back to the National Assembly for a second reading.
One gay rights group says it has received sixty complaints of anti-gay hatred in Paris in one week. And the image of one of the victims has shocked the nation.
Al Jazeera's Tim Friend has the story.
Source: Al Jazeera