You’d think Paris would be at the very top of the list as far as places that support gay marriage, but there’s clearly more than a few detractors in the City Of Love.
As Pink News reports, thousands of said detractors stridently marched through the streets of Paris this weekend, calling for the Taubira law that legalized same-sex marriage to be repealed.
While they were at it, they also stridently marched around protesting 1.) the use of assisted reproduction techniques and 2.) surrogate mothers that help same-sex couples have children.
There were roughly 24,000 people at the parade, according to police. Apparently displeased with these numbers, organizers rounded up to the nearest zero, which they decided was 200,000.
ManifporTous, a shadowy organization made up of stridently marching citizens who oppose marriage equality, organized the demonstration.
According to Pink News, the group has been lying dormant over the last two years, but decided to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and put a protest together in order to pressure presidential hopefuls six months before the elections.
They stridently marched from the western edge of Paris at the Porte de Dauphine to Place du Trocadeo, proudly brandishing signs that read “In 2017, I will vote for the family,” and the equally catchy “Women’s wombs are not for sale.”
Though highly unlikely, Jean-Frédéric Poisson of the Christian Democratic Party might consider repealing the law if these efforts gain more traction.
None of the candidates were present, although François Fillon — who favors amending the law to deny same-sex couples the right to adopt — did send a message of support to the stridently marching protestors.