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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Over 100,000 French protesters rally against gay marriage, adoption

More than 100,000 people rallied across France on Saturday to protest a government bill that would grant marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. Police used tear gas against activists who tried to stage a counter-protest.
The tear gassing happened in the city of Toulouse, where several thousand people turned out – including many gay advocates.
Around 200 would-be counter-protesters were detained in Lyon.
Police told AFP that 70,000 people turned out to protest the bill in Paris – although event organizers put the figure at 200,000.
Paris protesters marched to the Invalides monument – the final resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte. The French leader created the country’s civil code, which states that marriage is a union between a man and a woman.
The demonstrators held banners which read, “One child (equals) one father + one mother” and called the bill a “major and dangerous upheaval.”
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Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest supporting a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Lyon November 17, 2012 (Reuters / Robert Pratta)
Police arrest a demonstrator during a protest supporting a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Lyon November 17, 2012 (Reuters / Robert Pratta) 

1 comment:

  1. I don't understand it. The fornicators have been shacking up for years trying to avoid having children and saying you don't have to get married. Now the homos want the right to get married and have children. Stop the world I want to get off.

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