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Thousands March In Paris Against Gay Marriage
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Paris to protest against President Francois Hollande's plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June.
Protesters waving pink-and-white posters walked through Paris in near freezing temperatures, many of them couples with children in tow, in strollers or on their fathers' shoulders.
"I am perfectly happy that homosexual couples have rights and are recognised from a civil point of view," said protester Vianney Gremmel. "But I have questions regarding adoption."
Cardinal Andr?ingt-Trois, a Catholic leader who launched the opposition with a critical sermon in August, met protesters in southern Paris and expressed his "encouragement that Christians express what they think."
Leaders of most faiths in France have spoken out, stressing problems for children that they saw emerging from same-sex marriage rather than addressing the argument among supporters that it was simply an issue of equal rights for gay adults.
"The French are tolerant, but they are deeply attached to the family and the defence of children," said Daniel Liechti, vice-president of the National Council of French Evangelicals.
Support for gay marriage in France has slipped by about 10% to under 55% since opponents began speaking out, according to surveys, and fewer than half of those polled recently wanted gay people to win adoption rights.
Under this pressure, politicians have dropped a plan to also allow lesbians access to artificial insemination.
Organisers insist they are not against gays and lesbians but for traditional marriage and only allowed approved posters and banners to be displayed.
Slogans included "marriagophile, not homophobe," "all born of a father and mother" and "paternity, maternity, equality".
Organisers reserved five high-speed trains and 900 buses to bring protesters from provincial towns to the capital - some before dawn - to join Parisiennes and display the extent of the opposition that has built up in recent weeks.
Same-sex weddings are legal in 11 countries including Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and South Africa, as well as nine US states and Washington DC.
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what do you think?
More homophobia. Interestingly, all psychological evaluations of homophobic attitudes conclude the same - that people who are against same sex relationships actually harbour strong g a y feelings themselves. But because they have a problem facing up to who they truely are, they find it easier to turn that into hatred against those who are free and open with their sexuality. Its called 'Projection' and 'Displacement techniques'. Well known to psychologists. Wonder how many homophobes on orange world are truely g a y themselves?
Sociaty will try to give u that pile of nonsense but the fact remains its abnormal label me if u like I don't care I'm 100% straight and it sickens me our children should b subjected t. The immoral attitude of sociaty because psychologists social workers dictate what is right when it is wrong man goes with woman that's how our biology works
Funny that my message above gets a thumbs down yet no comment to support it.
I don't agree with Orange removing your comments though incidentally. You have a right to your opinion.
According to corporal Jones" they don't like it up em" .
d and d Phillips
According to David Cameron they do!
Glynne the human race will not evolve because people are to caught up with what people with bits of paper called degrees tell them what's right I don't agree the anus is a waste pipe full of faeces that's full of bacteria but hey its ok because the tv shrinks etc tell u its normal an. The sheeple think its ok because they need instructions
Evolution does not happy that way Paul. I'm talking about evolution from being an ape over thousands of years. Not all g a y people have sex that way either incidentally - it seems you have been mislead.
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Bacteria and things too small for you to see are everywhere. They're in your mouth, up your nose, in your throat. Dust mites are all over the place - happily eating dead skin cells of humans while we sleep. If you had a microscope then it would be like seeing a whole new world.
Hey Orange - I was debating with the people you've censored. They have a right to their opinion.
Glynne, humans didn't evolve from apes, we are just related to them! A theory is that homosexuality is there to help curb population increases as the individuals concerned cannot procreate, just like disease, famine and war!
I stand corrected - although we're more closely related to modern apes than to monkeys, we didn't evolve from apes. Humans share a common ancestor with modern African apes, like gorillas and chimpanzees. Scientists believe this common ancestor existed 5 to 8 million years ago. Shortly thereafter, the species diverged into two separate lineages. One of these lineages ultimately evolved into gorillas and chimps, and the other evolved into early human ancestors called hominids. The point I was making to Paul is that homisexuality has existed for a long, long time.
Think ahead though Denis - what if you were in a severe accident and the only person available to save your life in an operation happened to be g ay or lesbi an? Would you choose to die?
Homophobic bigots - get rid of religion and evberybody who preaches it
They should set up a petition - not that I'd agree - but it's the democratic thing to do.