France: Pro Marriage Equality Rallies Today After New Poll Shows Increased Support

Written by scott on January 27th, 2013

titleEven in the face of massive protests against France’s planned marriage equality bill, support for the measure has increased 3 points, according to Reuters in the latest poll:

The proportion of those surveyed supporting the change in the law rose to 63 percent from 60 percent in early January and December. Support for adoption rights for gay couples also rose by 3 percentage points, although the country remains divided on the issue, with 49 percent in favor, according to the international marketing firm.

In Lyon, thousands marched to support marriage equality yesterday:

Thousands marched in the French city of Lyon on Saturday in support of “marriage for all” ahead of a similar demonstration planned in Paris on Sunday.

And a rally is being held in Paris and several other world capitals today to show support, Boston Pride says:

Local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community organizations Boston Pride and Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced today their sponsorship of “OUI FOR EQUALITY”, a rally to be held this Sunday, in support of marriage equality in France. They join the local chapters of Francais du Monde – ADFE (an association for French expatriates) and of the French socialist party. The rally will be held outside the Consulate General of France in Boston, at 31 St James Avenue (T: Arlington), from 1-2pm, on Sunday January 27th.

Boston.com has some details about other cities, including Boston:

This Sunday, January 27, rallies are being planned in cities around the world — including in Boston, Buenos Aires, Rome, and Montreal — in support of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in France.

Great news after the disheartening anti-gay rallies in Paris two weeks ago.

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in France.

 

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