Paris protests gay marriage

300,000 protesters took to the streets in Paris, France to demonstrate against the gay marriage law which was approved by the lower house of the French Parliament last month. The ‘marriage for everyone’ bill comes up for a vote in the Senate next.

France becomes the fourteenth country in the world to legalize same sex marriage. The law was not put to a vote by the people, which angered many French citizens.

The French protesters believe the gay marriage law was passed due to the majority of homosexual politicians in the French parliament.

Police maced rioters who tossed bottles, iron railings and bricks at them. The violence was confined to the area around the Parliament in central Paris.

Thousands of men, women, children and activists took part in the protests. An official said 2 rioters were arrested and no injuries were reported.

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