France: Marriage Equality Opponents Protest Protest Bill With Pocket Change

Written by scott on February 26th, 2013

ParisRemember that huge anti marriage equality rally that trampled Paris’s parks? France’s mayor billed the costs to the protesters, and they responded in a childish fashion, the LA Times reports:

The mayor of Paris has been deluged with checks for just a few cents each after complaining about damage that protesters opposed to a law legalizing same-sex marriage did to one of the French capital’s most exclusive parks. Demonstrators opposed to “marriage for all” legislation must have guessed the chaos they would cause when they sent donations of just 10 cents to help settle the $132,000 bill for repairs to the lawns of the Champ-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower. In fact, their petty cash protest looks set to cost Parisian taxpayers even more money, after Mayor Bertrand Delanoe revealed it could cost more to issue receipts for the money than the amount of cash he had received.

Nice. And who’s supposed to be the mature ones here?


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