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Excerpt: "On Saturday several thousand people took to the streets in cities across France to protest the draft law."

Tear gas was fired at crowds in Paris as pro and anti gay marriage groups protested. (photo: AFP/Getty Images)
Tear gas was fired at crowds in Paris as pro and anti gay marriage groups protested. (photo: AFP/Getty Images)


Violence at Paris Gay Marriage Protest

By Associated Press

19 November 12

 

he controversial Ukrainian group Femen, whose topless members stage pranks to support gay rights, have taunted a march in Paris by Catholics who oppose France's draft law to legalize gay marriage.

The Catholic group Civitas organized Sunday's march by several thousand people carrying pro-family banners.

Several Femen activists turned up topless, chanted "in gay we trust" and sprayed white powder from bottles.

That prompted several anti-gay marriage protesters to hit the Femen members and push them to the ground.

On Saturday several thousand people took to the streets in cities across France to protest the draft law, which could see marriage and adoption legalized for homosexual couples early next year.


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+7 # AMLLLLL 2012-11-19 10:33
This is France? The France that looks down its aquiline nose at the parochial Americans? I am non-plussed!
 
 
+1 # Sacrebleu! 2012-11-22 08:49
Hey buddy, travel a little, you might realize we are all the same.
 
 
+6 # hopely 2012-11-19 18:08
not so much that this is France as 'this is Catholicism', eh wot? What can we expect from those who have been so inculcated with fear and hatred? Surely not progressiveness or love or tolerance. Thank goodness they and their ilk (zealots everywhere) are a dying brood.
 

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