Over 125,000 thousand people took to the streets of Paris, France Sunday to rally in support of a government-proposed bill that would legalize gay marriage & adoption.
The demonstrators marched from Denfert-Rochereau waving flags & carrying banners.
Civil unions have been available since 1999 for gay couples but the provision of the bill that allows adoption is now at the heart of the debate. Last month the anti gay hate mongers protested in a similar march. The homophobes opposed to marriage equality & gay adoption are mostly religious leaders in France convinced that the proposed reform would create psychological & social problems for children. Fortunately a recent survey showed that about 63 per cent of French citizens supported legalizing gay marriage. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, who is openly gay stated, "There is a big difference between today's march & the one two weeks ago, which is that this demonstration is one of brotherhood, not of hatred. The majority of French people want all couples to have equality in love & parenthood." The French government will start debating the bill on Tuesday & it’s predicted to easily pass the Socialist-dominated parliament. When is passes France would become the 12th country in the world to legalize gay marriage as well as the nine states & Washington, DC in the USA. In Massachusetts where gay marriage has been the law since 2004 hundreds rallied in Boston in support of our French LGBT community. Updates to Come...:)