France Legalizes Gay Marriage Despite Controversy, Protests

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France legalized gay marriage nationally on Tuesday following a wrenching national debate and protests that flooded the streets of Paris in recent days.

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Legions of police officers and water cannons stood ready near France's National Assembly ahead of the final vote, bracing for any possible violence.

The measure passed easily in the Socialist-majority Assembly, 331-225, but nevertheless galvanized the country's conservative political faction.

In recent weeks, violent attacks against gay couples have spiked and some legislators even received threats, while protesters stepped up demonstrations.

One of the biggest protests against same-sex marriage in Paris drew together hundreds of thousands of people bused in from the French provinces.

That demonstration ended in blasts of tear gas, as right-wing rabble-rousers, some in masks and hoods, led the charge against police, damaging cars.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, in any case, told lawmakers that with the measure passing today, the first same-sex weddings could come in June.

"We believe that the first weddings will be beautiful and that they'll bring a breeze of joy, and that those who are opposed to them today will surely be confounded when they are overcome with the happiness of the newlyweds and the families," she said.

When President Francois Hollande first promised to legalize gay marriage, it was seen as relatively uncontroversial ... but the climate quickly changed.

However, the issue has become a touchstone in recent weeks as his popularity has sunk to unprecedented lows, largely over France's ailing economy.

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Same-sex marriage is an injustice, a tyrannical ploy being perpetrated upon our society, the pernicious consequences of which are simply mocked and laughed at by its supporters. Ignorance and prejudice have taken the place of knowledge and reason. Caprice and passion substituted for prudence and virtue. The happiness of society, the good of all families, and the welfare of mankind fall victim to the injustice of selfish adult love, which calculates every thing for itself, while taking no notice of a child's best interest or the public advantage of a government promoting ONLY the traditional family unit. Same-sex marriage is antithetical to the Rule of Law, for the principle object of laws in general is to correct bad inclinations, to prevent vicious habits, to hinder their effects, and to eradicate the passions; or at least to contain them within proper limits. Same-sex marriage makes an implicit statement that mothers and fathers are interchangeable, and that sex is irrelevant to parenting. Once same-sex marriage becomes legally and socially acceptable, more women will decide to raise children together. Teen aged boys without fathers are at risk for juvenile delinquency, violence, criminal activity, gang membership, and incarceration. Teen aged girls without fathers are at risk for early sexual activity, multiple sex partners, out of wedlock pregnancies, and sexually transmitted disease. Same-sex marriage is perfectly contrary to the principle of marriage, having more resemblance to divorce and adultery, same-sex marriage purposely separates a child from at least one biological parent, thereby creating broken homes, not as a matter of extraordinary circumstances, but as routine. Same-sex marriage proponents callously ignore a child's Natural Right to know, and be raised by, both biological parents, and make the most preposterous and pretentious claim that marriage was instituted by civil society primarily for the benefit of any two loving adults. Take away Natural Laws, and that moral tie which supports justice and honesty in a whole nation and establishes also particular duties in families, or in other relations of life; and man becomes the most savage and ferocious of all animals,licentiousness becomes the consequence of independence. After what has been said, let us be satisfied with observing, that the fitness in favor of the sanction of traditional marriage, is so much stronger and more pressing, as same-sex marriage throws into the system of humanity an obscurity and confusion, which borders on very much upon the absurd, if it does not come quite close up to it. There is, certainly, no comparison between traditional marriage and same-sex marriage, in respect to beauty and fitness; the first is a work of the most perfect reason; the second is defective, and provides no manner of remedy against a great many disorders. Now even this alone points out sufficiently on which side the truth lies, and to reject this truth leads us insensibly to a kind of pyrrhonism, which would also be a subversion of the Rule of Law and social order. Here are two truths regarding marriage: (1) A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both. Children are not pets one purchases from rescue shelters(adoption clinics) and puppy mills(insemination and surrogacy). Children are human beings endowed with a natural desire to be procreated from an engendered act of love between a husband and a wife. Same-sex marriage is adulterous by nature and thereby destructive to not only children, but to civilization. Same-sex marriage proponents selfishly demand “Marriage Equality”, yet, in return, they offer LESS-THAN-EQUAL protection of the child’s happiness than can be afforded through the presence of both biological parents. In the name of"Marriage Equality", same-sex marriage leaves the child fully cognizant that his family is, in all truth, not at all "equal", natural, nor complete. The use of the term "marriage Equality" by same-sex marriage proponents selfishly ignores the child's perspective of "equality". Same-sex marriage proponents profess that it is love which gives the right to join the institution of marriage, yet, in doing so, they selfishly violate the principle LOVING objective of this noble institution; to protect a child’s Natural Right to be raised by both biological parents. In fine, same-sex marriage surmounts to nothing more than an unnatural extravagance which the supporters most ignorantly claim to be a “right”. “No one has a right to do that which, if everybody did it, would destroy society.” ---Immanuel Kant

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@ Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui

ALL WHOM WILL HAVE SEEN YOUR MAGNIFICENT MARSHALLING OF , IN FINEST ORDER AND THRUSTING DOWN , INTO THE DIRT , DEAD , THE RANCID LIES OF FOUL AND LOATHESOME EVIL , FAIR AND GLORIOUS LOGIC AND TRUTHS OF THE BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE ; SHALL FOREVER GO FORWARD HEREFROM WITH AN UNSHAKEABLE , CLEAR CERTAINTY OF THE MATTER .//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// THANK YOU , JEAN !!!

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it's claiming the low life ,weaker counties with a hankerin' for buggery ...toll so far ...New Zealand , France haaq . whom would have predicted the scumbag countries would go down ... so nexpected !!! really

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WHEN THE AXIS ROLLED OVER THEM IN 1937 , WE KNEW THEY WERE FAGS RIGHT THEN AND THERE .. HAA HAA HHAA NOW THE CREEPS ARE OPENLY INVOLVED IN FEMALE-TO-FEMALE AND MALE-TO-MALE SODOMY !!!!!! CONFIRMATION IS A BITCH ....

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@ JOY

Joy , i was over here once - never do i again - and was appalled the the low cleaniness standards. they're really like middle eastern mexican like slovenly people .. now, his abomination !!! and worst of all they all have a shit-like smell to them . not bathing and having bowel sex is a dredful formula for zoo conditions ...

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