Over 300,000 same-sex marriage opponents in France protest bill

By Samantha Kimmey
Sunday, January 13, 2013 22:02 EDT
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Anti-gay protestors took to the streets in Paris to protest a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the country, reported the AFP.

One protester said, “I think marriage for everyone is absolutely ridiculous. It makes the institution of marriage ridiculous. (Marriage) for me is a pillar for the family which is itself a fundamental part of society.”

Some protesters also said they did not support adoption rights for gay couples. “We are for a sustainable family. We all came from a dad and a mom and we think it’s normal for every child to have the chance to have a dad and a mom,” said another demonstrator.

About 340,000 people showed up, according to the police — making it one of the largest protest for the right in three decades.

However, it will probably do little to stop the bill from passage, according to the AFP.

Watch the video, via the AFP, below.

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