Thousands protest same-sex marriage amid tensions

Tens of thousands of opponents of a same-sex marriage bill thronged the streets of Paris Sunday in a last-ditch bid to block the legislation, under the watchful eye of police after recent violence over the divisive issue.

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Paris police estimated the march attracted 45,000 people but organisers said 270,000 turned out on a sunny afternoon in the French capital.

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The mass protest comes just two days ahead of a decisive parliamentary vote on the bill – which also allows adoption by gay couples – that would make France the 14th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.

Read more : www.thelocal.fr

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