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NOM’s Brian Brown boasts France doesn’t support ‘redefining’ marriage

Sunday, January 20, 2013

National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown, is back from his trip to Paris, where he gleefully participated with several hundred thousand people who converged at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday to protest the French president’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children.

The protest march started at three points across Paris, filling streets throughout the city as demonstrators walked more than 3 miles to the grounds of the Eiffel Tower. Paris police estimated the crowd at 340,000, making it one of the largest demonstrations in Paris since an education protest in 1984.

Brown called his participation in the protest “a blessing.” Watch:

Public opposition spearheaded by religious leaders has chipped away at the popularity of Hollande’s plan in recent months. About 52 percent of French favor legalizing gay marriage, according to a survey released last week, down from as high as 65 percent in August.

French civil unions, allowed since 1999, are at least as popular among heterosexuals as among gay and lesbian couples. But that law has no provisions for adoption or assisted reproduction, which are at the heart of the latest debate.

Support for gay marriage — and especially adoption by same-sex couples — has been particularly tenuous outside Paris, and people from hundreds of miles from the French capital marched Sunday beneath regional flags with emblems dating back to the Middle Ages, chanting “Daddy, Mommy.”

If the French parliament approves the plan, France would become the 12th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, and the biggest so far in terms of economic and diplomatic influence.

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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9 more reader comments:

  1. NO ONE CARES ABOUT BRIAN BROWN let him stay there if he likes it

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:28pm
  2. Oh yes France does support equality! Hollande won by a landslide, with an equality platform.

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:31pm
  3. GROUP NOM IS USING REGNERUS’S HOAX “STUDY” AT THE SUPREME COURT.
    SIGN AND THEN SHARE THIS PETITION TELLING REGNERUS’S UNIVERSITY TO INVESTIGATE HIM FOR MISCONDUCT. REGNERUS IS NOW DOCUMENTED AS LYING ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS ANTI-GAY-RIGHTS FUNDERS.
    http://tinyurl.com/dyv498r

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:33pm
  4. Yeah, but he’s a moron, so who actually cares what he thinks?

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:40pm
  5. If one were a biblical literalist, one would have to believe that in the second generation Adam and Eve’s male children had to marry their female children, i.e. brother-sister INCEST marriage. Soon came polygamy. Abraham had a concubine as well as his niece to wife. Jacob have 2 wives and 2 concubines. King David had several wives and Jonathan. King Solomon is recorded as having 700 and 300 concubines. That one has ALWAYS astounded me! Jesus, Who, if one is Christian, is God, said not one word against gays or equal marriage. One expects the Almighty, All-Knowing God to have made a condemnation. In His culture at that time of unenlightenment a condemnation surely would have had approval of the sanhedrin, rabbis, priests and the person on the dirt road. Humans were too ignorant to understand most of what Jesus DID say. That’s why He was crucified. Love your neighbour as yourself. He was all about love (As was Rabbi Hillel of happy memory in the generation before.) If, as St John says, God is Love, then if a man and woman, two women, or two men LOVE each other God is present. TRUE followers of the TEACHINGS of Jesus get it. Brian Brown and his compatriots do not.

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:48pm
  6. Hopefully this country will continue to barrow only the good/best actions of other countries. Judgement discrimination and exclusion fit no where in there.

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:53pm
  7. hate to break it to the idiot but a few thousand out of a country msade up of millions doesnt do more then a few drops of rain in the bucket

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 4:13pm
  8. He belongs in Iraq.

    Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:20pm
  9. Huh, so 55-65% support =/= support now. That’s weird.

    Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 12:58am