14 January 2013

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French government unmoved by massive march against gay marriage

France's ruling Socialists refused to back down on Monday, a day after hundreds of thousands marched against plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption, and as opposition politicians stepped up calls for a referendum on the issue. Despite the massive turn-out in Paris -- 800,000 according to organisers, 340,000 according to police -- a statement from President Francois Hollande's Elysee Palace after the rally made it clear he would press ahead with the reforms.



French gov't unmoved by massive march against gay marriage (via AFP)
France's ruling Socialists refused to back down on Monday, a day after hundreds of thousands marched against plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption, and as opposition politicians stepped up calls for a referendum on the issue. Despite the massive turn-out in Paris -- 800,000 according to organisers…



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