France: Filmmaker Endorses Marriage Equality; Men Stage Topless Protest Against It

Written by scott on April 19th, 2013

Two new YouTube videos out of France. In the first one, a young French filmmaker supports marriage equality. The Advocate has the translation:

A film by Mike Fedee with translation below by Christophe Galland

French Filmmaker Mike FedeeFear not,
In this debate on marriage equality, no one has lost.
We are all winners.
As we will live better, together.

Fear not,
If I get married tomorrow, you will not become less of a man, or of a woman.
I will simply become the husband of mine.

Fear not,
I am not asking you to not believe in your God anymore.
I am asking you to believe… in us.

Fear not,
Your God will never blame you for dancing, singing, laughing, crying with us
When we say “I do” to each other.

Fear not,
We will not fall in love with every man on the street, no.

Fear not,
We are not just about drugs, alcohol, sex, clubs… no.
We are no more, and no less, than you.
We are as much, as you.

Fear not,
We will not steal anybody’s children.
Ours will fly into our lives, like the angels we expected for so long.

Fear not,
My child will not go hit on yours in the sandbox.

Fear not,
I will not be coming to school to pick up my child dressed as Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
And if I did, don’t judge a book by its cover.

Fear not,
I will love my child.

Fear not,
I will never prevent my child from loving someone.

Fear not,
If someday, you want to apologize to me,
I will not turn my back to you.

Fear not,
I will accept them.

Fear not,
We will never call for blood.

Fear not, homophobes,
You can do more than violence, physical and verbal.

Fear not, fag bashers.
Someday, when you talk about it with your kids, shamefully,
They will forgive you. Thank to our children.
And that day, we will name you “the faggiven.”

Fear not,
I want to start over with you.
I want to rebuild with you.

Fear not,
This is not a threat.
I’ve been telling you, since the beginning:

Fear not.

And Pink News reports on a shirtless protest against marriage equality:

A group of men in France have declared “No to Gay Marriage” by taking their shirts off in the streets. as a demonstration of how the government’s push for marriage equality is threatening their freedom. In a pastiche of Femen, the feminist protest group who have staged topless demonstrations for equality in front of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and in Notre Dame Cathedral, Hommen staged protests against equal marriage in the streets of Saint-Lazare.

It’s never the ones you want to see shirtless.


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