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French demonstrators clash with police with over gay marriage law

Marriage|News | 25 Mar 2013 0

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French police used tear gas during  a demonstration against gay marriage legislation in Paris yesterday.

Hundreds of thousands of protestors gathered in the French capital to demonstrate against planned legislation that would allow both same sex marriage and the adoption of children by gay couples.

Demonstrators clashed with police and tear gas was fired on the Champs-Élysées near the presidential palace after the crowds had been banned from the area.

Banners on display included “We want work not gay marriage” and “No to gayxtremism”, the BBC reports.

“Dozens” of arrests were made, according to Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls.

The ‘Marriage For All’ bill was approved by the French National Assembly last month and is set to reach the country’s upper house for final approval in April.

Despite the protest, polls suggest the majority of French people are in favour of the bill, although the proportion of supporters has recently dropped.

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