France: Conservatives Offer 5,000 Amendments to Marriage Equality Bill

Written by scott on February 4th, 2013

Paris, FranceConservatives in France are using a tried and true tactic to delay passage of the country’s marriage equality bill – offering thousands of amendments to slow things down. Think Progress reports:

Still, the bill faces some 5,000 amendments — literally — that conservative opponents have filed as a delaying tactic. Arguments against marriage equality in France sound similar to those used in the U.S., such as UMP MP Philippe Gosselin, who offered this slippery slope claim: “Today it is marriage and adoption. Tomorrow it will be medically assisted conception and surrogate mothers.” Still, with 63 percent of French voters in support of the bill, these arguments and tactics are not likely to faze the socialist lawmakers intent on passing full marriage equality.

But it looks like this bill will ultimately pass, if the 249-97 lopsided vote for it indicates anything


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