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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