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PHOTOS: Thousands Gather In Paris For Last-Ditch March Against Same-Sex Marriage


PHOTOS: Working closely with their spiritual cousins in the National Organization for Marriage, tens of thousands marched through the streets of Paris today in opposition to the government’s marriage-for-all legislation.

La manif pour tous, or “the demonstration for all” extended five kilometers from La Defence to the Arc de Triomphe. Protestors were denied access to march along the famed Champs Elysees, though hundreds tried anyway—and were tear-gassed by police.

President Hollande’s marriage-equality plan has been adopted by the lower chamber of parliament and goes before the Senate in April, when it is expected to be approved.

Opponents maintain addressing civil issues like gay marriage is taking focus away from fixing the economy. Of course, the government wouldn’t have to spend much time or energy on marriage efforts if these people didn’t oppose it, so they’ve kind of created their own problem, n’est–ce pas?

More than 340,000 demonstrators protested at the Eiffel Tower in January, and organizers hope today’s event will match or supersede that number.

You can see live streaming video of the insanity here.



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On:           Mar 24, 2013
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    • Dionte

      The lake of fire isn’t large enough, even with the children excluded.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Let the French conservatives all they want. They’ve gotten too fat anyway!

      Mar 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Correction: Let the French conservatives march all they want. They’ve gotten too fat anyway!

      Mar 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com

      Some people will never give up the fight against equality.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      Depressing. At least we know they’re wrong and they’re marching against history. In the future, they’ll be able to say they were there… when all the gays are getting married. I hope they’ll feel proud of themselves. Thanks for your input, folks.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      Mon Dieu
      Quel fromage!

      Mar 24, 2013 at 3:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ArtNYC

      What is it to them? And they involve children? Mind your own business breeders!

      Mar 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joincny

      This really doesn’t reflect the majority of french people. It represents a small devoutly catholic minority who think they own marriage.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sohobod

      That, in a nutshell, is the difference between England and France.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin

      They’re already spinning it claiming more than 1 million showed up while the police estimated about 300,000, less than the first march in January.

      Meanwhile, in London, they only managed to get 2000 or less, mostly French residents, with a few Anglican Mainstream hategroup freaks. Beyond laughable, only 0.00003333333% of the British population. They didn’t even attract any of the bigoted luminaries opposing equal marriage to attend. Both demos were total failures.

      Now, if the French bigots who were so concerned about jobs, why weren’t they out on the streets to protest that I wonder?

      Mar 25, 2013 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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