Sunday, January 13, 2013

Same-Sex Protests in France

 Tens of thousands march in Paris on January 13 to denounce government plans to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption.
There are thousands of people in France protesting the French president's idea of legalizing same-sex marriage. The protests occurred mainly near the Eiffel tower, and the protesters waved flags, posters, and balloons. The newly elected President's campaign focused on improving gay and lesbian rights; he is starting the process that he promised. If the President's plan passes it would mark a giant step for  gays and lesbians across the world. The plan will now go the National Assembly and Senate, then it will be voted on either in February or March. The Roman Catholic Church and conservatives are main opponents to the bill. Whatever happens in France involving this vote, could change the rest of the world's opinion on Gay and Lesbian rights.

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