France: Paris Mayor Francois Lebel Speaks Out Against Marriage Equality

Written by scott on October 5th, 2012

Paris Mayor Francois Lebel Speaks Out Against Marriage EqualityA Parisian mayor has stirred up a row over France’s plan to legalise gay marriage by announcing he will refuse to preside over same-sex marriages on the grounds they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.

Francois Lebel, the mayor of the capital’s 8th district who married former President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-supermodel Carla Bruni, has been widely condemned for his comments by politicians across the political spectrum.

But there are also growing signs of a grassroots revolt against gay marriage that could yet make life uncomfortable for the ruling Socialists as it seeks to enact the promised legislation.

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