Massive French demonstration against same-sex marriage
January 14, 2013
In one of the largest demonstrations in recent French history, up to a million citizens marched in Paris on January 13 to protest the government’s efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. According to organizers of the march, one million were present, though police put the number at 340,000.
Following the protest, the nation’s justice minister announced that the government would not alter its plans to introduce legislation and that there would be no referendum on the issue.
- Mariage gay: la plus grande manif depuis trente ans (Le Figaro)
- 'Marriagephile, not homophobe': Hundreds of thousands protest against gay marriage law in Paris (Russia Today)
- French govt unmoved by march against gay marriage (AFP)
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