Well this was surprising.
Basically the Socialist French government is pushing through marriage equality in France, which would make it the 12th country in the world to recognize our marriages. In response, anti-gay homophobes by the hundreds of thousands stormed Paris to protest the incoming law change. With disgusting ignorance, their protest centered around the idea that a child is best raised by one father and one mother. Of course, they're completely ignoring the fact that a majority of heterosexuals fail to honor this ideal by not marrying, divorcing, and re-marrying into conjoined families. Still, social conservatives were never one to think that far when it comes to logic. Damn the gays, after all. They'd rather have a bastard child raised in a broken home than have two mothers or two fathers.PARIS - Several hundred thousand people converged at the Eiffel Tower in Paris Sunday to protest President Francois Hollande's bill to legalize same-sex marriage by June.
Protesters waved pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children. Many had taken long train and bus rides from outside Paris.
Hollande has pledged to push through a same-sex marriage law with his Socialist party’s parliamentary majority, but his opponents have dented public support and forced deputies to put off a plan to allow lesbian couples access to artificial insemination.
What are your thoughts? Will France's government push through marriage equality, or will the bigots get their way? Recent polls used to show an approval rating of 65% for French marriage equality. Thanks to the scare tactics of the French social conservatives, that poll has dropped to 52%.
Edit: Can a Mod edit the forum title? Somehow France was misspelled in the process of editing and posting. Thank you.