Over 100,000 French Protesters March Against Same-Sex Marriage, Adoption


More than 100,000 people rallied across France on Saturday to protest a government bill that would grant marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.

In Paris alone, 70,000 people turned out at one rally, said police – organisers put the figure at 200,000 – while another 22,000 protested in the southeastern city of Lyon, said police, and up to 8,000 in the southern city of Marseille.

French President Francois Hollande said he would enact the “Marriage and Adoption for all” plan within a year of coming into power in May, but the bill has proved highly controversial since its creation.


The “Demonstration for All” rally was organized by conservative Catholic groups who called the bill “a major and dangerous upheaval.”


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