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"The April 23, 2013, vote marks a new step toward equality for all couples and all families." Inter-LGBT, an umbrella organization of several French LGBT groups, from a statement released after the French National Assembly passed marriage equality 331-225, with 10 abstentions, amid increasing opposition demonstrations. According to the BBC, President Francois Hollande, a backer of the bill, is expected ... [Read]

“This is the way a violent society develops.” Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, telling a gathering of French bishops April 16 that legalizing same-sex marriage could incite violence, arguing that differences between men and women are somehow key to managing societal friction, and that these differences will be ignored by marriage equality. French protests against marriage equality, ... [Read]

"No to gayxtremism." -- A banner spotted during Sunday's anti-gay marriage demonstration in France. The protest, which drew an estimated 1.4 million participants, spilled over to the Champs Elysees, which runs past French President Francois Holland's home, requiring police to use batons and tear gas to dispel the crowd. As a vote on gay marriage and adoption draws near, ... [Read]