France: 120,000 Protest Against Marriage Equality in Paris

Written by scott on January 13th, 2013

Police estimate about 120,000 people took to Paris’ streets today to protest marriage equality there. Organizers, mostly Catholics who believe in “traditional marriage” or secular activists who oppose same-sex couples raising children, claim about 500,000 people turned out.

Either way, it was a massive rally, just the latest indication that the Socialist government led by President Francois Hollande faces stiff, sustained opposition to their plan to expand marriage laws to include same-sex couples.

The BBC has a report from the action:

Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Paris over plans to give gay couples in France the right to marry and adopt children.

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