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More Than 100,000 March For Marriage Equality In Paris

franceOn Sunday, an estimated 125,000 LGBT-rights advocates gathered in Paris to show support for a marriage-equality measure coming up for debate in parliament on Monday. They were joined by Bertrand Delanoë, the openly gay mayor of Paris, HRC’s Brian Ellner and First Lady Valerie Trierweiler.

French President Francois Hollande has promised to bring same-sex marriage and adoption rights to the country, sparking demonstrations on both sides: Earlier this month, hundreds of thousands of anti-equality activists amassed at the Eiffel Tower.

Nicolas Gougain of the group Inter-LGBT described those protestors as being “largely driven by fear and doubt—something which the opposition is good at aggravating.”

Public demonstrations notwithstanding, actual support for marriage and adoption equality is at an all-time high in France: A recent poll reveals 63% of citizens support giving equal status to gay couples. (Adoption rights lag a little, with 49% approving.)

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 27, 2013
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  • 2 Comments
    • Sweet Boy
      Sweet Boy

      So much for Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité

      Jan 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @Sweet Boy: 1

      Give that a chance…

      Jan 28, 2013 at 5:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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