Thursday, January 17, 2013

'More gay without marriage'

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage
Young people carry signs during a Jan. 13 protest against France's planned legalization of same-sex marriage. The signs read, "Where is your daddy, where is your mummy," "Two mothers without a father, that's not equal rights," and "Long live equality, firstly in marriage." CNS photo / Benoit Tessier, Reuters.
Catholic News Agency has a story about over 1 million people reportedly taking to the streets in France Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's "marriage for all" proposal.

Figures show between 1.3 and 1.5 million protested against their president's plans to pass same-sex marriage, according Bruno Dary, the former military governor of the city of Paris. Numbers from other media outlets range from an estimated 340,000 to 800,000 attendees.

Set to go before France's parliament Jan. 29, the draft law proposes to redefine marriage as a union "contracted between two persons of different sex or of the same sex."

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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