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    Paris Riots After Gay Marriage Vote

    it should be astonishing how many of you who talk so much and really do care so much don't know

    with all due respect, you really need to read more and talk less

    fyi:

    Police fought running battles with protesters in central Paris last night after the French parliament approved legislation authorising same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children.

    The vote, which made France the fourteenth country in the world to legalise gay marriage, was hailed by supporters as an epoch-defining commitment to equality. But it sparked fury among opponents.

    As protest marches turned violent, stones, bottles and iron bars rained down on riot police units brought in to protect parliament. They replied by firing teargas at the demonstrators.

    Police charged several times in a bid to clear protesters from Les Invalides in Paris, but they moved on to the banks of the Seine, where there were more clashes. There were also violent incidents in Lyon, in central France, where at least 14 people were arrested.
    Paris riots after gay marriage vote | The Times

    open the link, there are pictures

    see the face of violence

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    Re: Paris Riots After Gay Marriage Vote

    "Some protesters opposed to the measure legalizing same-sex marriage hurled glass bottles, cans and metal bars, and riot police responded with tear gas at the Invalides memorial and museum complex, near the National Assembly." (French protest against gay marriage turns violent)

    So people are really just pissed that they didn't get their way and are now throwing a giant tantrum. Real mature
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    it should be astonishing how many of you who talk so much and really do care so much don't know

    with all due respect, you really need to read more and talk less

    fyi:



    Paris riots after gay marriage vote | The Times

    open the link, there are pictures

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    Thanks for this. Bigotry is truly an ugly thing.

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    "Some protesters opposed to the measure legalizing same-sex marriage hurled glass bottles, cans and metal bars, and riot police responded with tear gas at the Invalides memorial and museum complex, near the National Assembly." (French protest against gay marriage turns violent)

    So people are really just pissed that they didn't get their way and are now throwing a giant tantrum. Real mature
    And right here in this very website I was recently told that that was a "liberal" trait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    And right here in this very website I was recently told that that was a "liberal" trait.
    It's France. So what else is new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    it should be astonishing how many of you who talk so much and really do care so much don't know

    with all due respect, you really need to read more and talk less

    open the link, there are pictures

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    Thanks prof for showing just how violent the anti-SSM crowd can be.

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    The OP so mind bogglingly makes a case in favor of gay marriage that I simply cannot believe Zimmer isn't in favor of gay marriage himself.

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    Here is a piece over the Politics of what is going on.....according to this Guy he says they are downplaying the Numbers that have come out. So if they are downplaying 300k. Then France must really be looking like they have a revolution going on.

    Why France's gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution
    The bitter battle over gay marriage is a symptom of a broken political system.....



    The immediate cause of the crisis lies in the dramatic alienation of sections of the electorate who voted for Hollande in May. The overseas populations of the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, and regions like Brittany where the left is as deeply entrenched as in Scotland, are in revolt over gay marriage: the largest French daily, Ouest-France, based in Rennes, has turned against Hollande on the issue. In addition, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the crypto-communist who ensured Hollande’s election by throwing his support behind him immediately after the first round last May, has now violently abandoned him, albeit over economic policy.

    But the deeper explanation for the strength of feeling lies in the fact that, in French law, marriage is indissociable from the right to start a family. There is currently no gay adoption in France and no access for gays or lesbians to medically assisted procreation. These have been legalised to general indifference in Britain, but they are regarded as unacceptable by many in France and as an intolerable attack on the rights of the child. The marches against gay marriage are therefore really marches in favour of the traditional family — and in favour of that ‘normality’ which Hollande promised to bring to presidency but which he has betrayed in favour of the interests of a tiny minority. (Sunday’s demonstration in favour of gay marriage at the Bastille garnered but a few thousand militants.) Even Le Monde admits that normally unpolitical people have been politicised by this issue, to their own and everyone else’s surprise. The 50 per cent of French people polled who say they are in favour of gay marriage evidently do not know what is in the new law, because 56 to 58 per cent say they oppose gay adoption.....snip~

    Why France's gay marriage debate has started to look like a revolution » The Spectator
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    I would have hoped for better from a country that invented Freedom Fries.

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