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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:19 PM

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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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. These are the same people that don't understand why Americans get upset when pols have affairs.

Weird.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:06 PM

2. Saw a story/photo earlier that said 'thousands' or 'tens of thousands' not hundreds...

Kinda like GOP rallies and tea parties, huh?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

7. Speaking of astroturf rallies...

...we don't have enough info to determine whether this is a legit demonstration or a Tea Partyesque spectacle.

Not buying.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:54 PM

8. I don't think the Champs des Mar is large enough for a hundred thousand people. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

3. And France is probably the MOST nominally Catholic country in Europe.

On paper...yes. Church support and attendance? No.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:10 PM

4. WTF is wrong with people?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. Fuck the Vatican and it's propagandists

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:11 PM

6. Polls show overwhelming support for marriage equality...the minority/bigots

are just very vocal there.

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