It's no big secret that the French feel that Americans are too narrow-minded and conservative in many things. Well, I'd just like to get it into the record that they aren't totally open-minded as a society on at least some modern issues. I read this article today in Le Monde, which is the main national newspaper of France. To save you the trouble of translation, basically it is a discussion of gay marriage. There is actually an organization mentioned in the article that is against the whole idea. They speak of gay marriage and adoption in terms of a decline of the nuclear family, even. As forward-thinking as they like to think the entire country is, it would seem that, just like the Americans, not everyone agrees on the newest ideas.
Looks like we aren't all that different after all.