Massive Anti-Gay Marriage Protest Takes Over the 'City of Love'

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Paris france anti-gay protest gay marriage protestMerde! What the heck is going on in Paris, France today? I thought this was the City of Love. Well, not today it isn't.

Tens of thousands of anti-gay protesters -- reports show numbers as high as 150,000 and 200,000 -- came out today to stand up against the new gay marriage law. Marchers of men, women and children set off from three separate points and by early evening they filled the streets of Paris. Of course, worries of violence sent out 5,000 police to try to keep things calm.

Gosh, and I thought the Europeans were so much more "evolved" than us. 

With Washington D.C. and 12 states in the U.S. now legalizing same-sex marriage, as well as 13 countries, including Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Uruguay, New Zealand, and France, it was starting to feel like times were changing and minds were opening. Looks like the world still needs more time. But in Paris, really??!!

Just over 50 percent of the French people do support the new law allowing same-sex marriage and adoption; however, this latest mass rally gives a pretty big voice to those against. 

Check it out:

Do you think the tide against gay marriage will change soon?

 

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human rights, marriage equality

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redK8... redK8blueSt8

Other reports from actual news journalists state that the demonstration was not "anti-gay" but focused on "pro-family" being a mom, dad, and kids. So really,the child-free could have stake in complaining too.


 

bella... bellacazzate

Actual news journalists! Oh ho, that is rich. 

nonmember avatar K

"Pro-family"? A family with two same sex parents is just as functional, if not more, than a "traditional" family. Thankfully, the US will have same sex marriage legalized in all the states soon. The same goes for France. No one can fight this anymore. The bible argument is useless (especially since NOT EVERYONE IS CHRISTIAN), as well as every single other argument. We're only going up from here :) Don't like it. Don't get same sex married :)

nonmember avatar Kristi

How sad that people go out of their way to hate something that has no impact on their lives at all.

nonmember avatar Meg

A differing viewpoint can be expressed without it being "hate".

nonmember avatar tony

Why should we give up our human race foundation for the sake of a minority group life style choices. Marriage are between a man and a woman.

Simon... SimonzKedge

Really? If you're protesting it, I'm guessing that means you don't love it. How about people just mind their own business and let consenting adults love each other?

fave82 fave82

Im with meg. They weren't rioting.. They were letting they're views be known. Just like you expect them to respect someone's right to marry, you have to respect they're right to free speech.

Freela Freela

I respect their right to demonstrate. However, I don't think their personal beliefs should define the law for other people.

sand008 sand008

@fave82 I agree.

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