France: Comedian a Face of the Anti Marriage Equality Movement

Written by scott on January 12th, 2013

France: Comedian a Face of the Anti Marriage Equality MovementThe French are notorious for their inscrutable sense of humor, but French comic “Frigide Barjot” isn’t joking when she says she opposes marriage equality in her homeland.

Barjot (real name: Virginie Tellene) is an odd spokesperson for France’s anti-equality movement, which is populated mostly by right-wingers and Christian groups: She made her name in the 1980s with public stunts that poked fun at Gallic institutions. (In 1984, she staged a demonstration blaming a particularly frigid winter on President Mitterrand.)

But Barjot, a born-again Catholic, hopes to bring together some 200,000 people for a nationwide protest on Sunday against the Socialist government’s “marriage for all” law.

Authored By Dan Avery – See the Full Story at Queerty

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