Paris protesters say no to gay marriages ahead of first gay wedding

Published on 26 May 2013
http://www.euronews.com/ Organisers of a Paris protest against gay marriage say more than one million people have taken part in the event to express anger at the bill passed into law last week.

Similar demonstrations failed to stop the law – which also allows gay people to adopt.

“Because the law has been passed, we should be silent? We can’t speak about the familly in this country”?

“Because the law has been passed, we can’t express our convictions about what values we should pass to our children? No, I’m not like that,” said Vice President of the rightist UMP party Laurent Wauquiez.

Sunday’s demonstration saw three separate protests converge at Les Invalides in central Paris. A fourth was organised by Catholic group Civitas.

“We are here to defend marriage because we believe a child needs a father and a mother to grow up. This is important so that they develop normally,” said a young protester called Amelie.

“We were not heard, so we will come back as many times as necessary,”

France will see its first gay wedding when two activists tie the knot in Montpelier on Wednesday.

France is the 14th country to have legalised same-sex marriages.

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Clashes erupt in Paris after gay marriage legalised

Published on Apr 24, 2013
France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation’s heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government. Within hours, fiery clashes broke out between protesters and riot police.

Legions of officers stayed late into the night, and a protest against the measure turned violent near the Invalides complex of museums and monuments. Protesters threw glass bottles, cans and metal bars at police, who responded with tear gas.

It was an issue that galvanized the country’s faltering right, which had been decimated by infighting and their election loss to President Francois Hollande. France is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage nationwide – and the most populous.

The measure passed easily in the Socialist-majority Assembly, 331-225, just after the president of the legislative body expelled a disruptive protester in pink, the color adopted by French opponents of gay marriage.

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French unions protest over labor reforms

Labor unions in France are flexing their muscles to protest against reforms in the job market.They fear massive layoffs and more poverty amid a deepening crisis.

France has one of the most protective labor markets in the West.Amid a stagnating economy, its stringent labor laws go hand in hand with record numbers of job seekers.

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Protests Notre Dame des Landes

Anti-airport protesters face French riot gendarmes after the evacuation operation of their squatted houses on the land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France

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