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A gay marriage protest in France gets ugly

French Protest

“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, polls show the number of French citizens supporting the cause has begun to dwindle. French polls also show a strong resistance to the idea of adoption by same-sex couples. (BBC)

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