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Can we parallel this, though, to the fight in California for marriage equality; At first, we thought that we would be able to pass it (given the state’s nature and liberal past), but that awoke the conservatives, causing them to flood in. There’s been a fight, and it’s hardened members on both extremes of the argument, but now our task is to educate and convince the undecided. I know that it might look bleak at times, but each day, we get more and more people not only educated about the facts (and the realities) of gay marriage, but we get more and more supporters, and unlike in the past, they are smarter, wiser and more willing to stand for the cause. I think that the same will happen in France, and that the French people will see marriage equality sooner than later, but to think that it was going to be battle-less was foolish.
France is a very conservative country, surprising to some who think it’s very liberal on social issues, in spite of a socialist government. This doesn’t surprise me though. There has been a backlash from the roman cult in almost every country where equal marriage is legal. Holland should stick to his guns and get it passed. Even if his government is ousted and replaced by the UMP, it would have a hard time overturning it.
Denmark, the first country to introduce legal unions for gay couples in 1989 saw it’s first attempt to legalize equal marriage defeated, but it passed on a second attempt this past March. I’ve no doubt if it fails in France, probably won’t, it will succeed at a later date.
Christians ruin every f-cking thing!
@Ogre Magi: What he said.
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