Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:19 PM
Purveyor (29,432 posts)
Hundreds Of Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriages In Paris
MOSCOW, January 14 (RIA Novosti) - Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday marched through the streets of the French capital Paris to protest President Francois Hollande’s plans to legalize gay marriages and adoptions by June, media reported.
According to the British broadcaster BBC, three big marches converged on a large park next to the Eiffel Tower - the Champs de Mars.
The demonstrators, who are supported by the Catholic Church and the right-wing opposition, say the authorities' plans would undermine one of society’s essential building blocks.
France allows civil unions between same-sex couples, but during his presidential campaign, Hollande pledged to extend their rights. Although his socialist government faced opposition from over 1,000 mayors and the Catholic Church, it still approved a relevant bill in November 2012.
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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:11 PM
WhaTHellsgoingonhere (5,252 posts)
7. Speaking of astroturf rallies...
...we don't have enough info to determine whether this is a legit demonstration or a Tea Partyesque spectacle.