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November 22, 2012

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Manifestation contre le “Mariage pour Tous”

by soundlandscapes

PROTESTS TOOK PLACE in Paris and across the rest of France last Saturday in response to the “Marriage and Adoption for All” bill which proposes to legalise gay marriage and adoption for French citizens.

In Paris, somewhere around 100,000 people including Catholic groups and other supporters of traditional family rights, gathered at Place Denfert-Rochereau in the 14th arrondissement to make their voices heard.

Protests at Place Denfert-Rochereau:


France already allows civil unions between same-sex couples but, despite opposition from more than 1,000 French mayors and the Catholic Church, President Francois Hollande has promised to change French law so that gay and lesbian couples can marry. The government approved a bill on the issue earlier this month and it will be debated by parliament in January.

The proposed legislation will replace the entries in a child’s registry book from “father”’ and “mother” to “parent 1” and “parent 2”.

An Ifop (l’Institut Français d’Opinion Publique) poll in August 2012 found that 65% of respondents were in favour of same-sex marriage, while 53% supported adoption rights for same-sex couples.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nov 26 2012

    Ah, the sound of fear and bigotry. There’s no end to it is there?

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    • Nov 29 2012

      I know what you mean. But at least everyone can take to the streets and make their voices heard whatever their opinion which has to be a good thing.

      Reply
  2. france
    Mar 26 2013

    c’est de la rigolage Mr HOLAND

    Reply

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