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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
PARIS -- Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics. [ Read more → ]
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Paris police obtain video footage of gay rights activist’s murder

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
PARIS -- Investigators say they have obtained surveillance video that captured the fatal clash between skinheads and gay rights activist Clement Meric earlier this month. [ Read more → ]
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French Prime Minister orders extreme-right group dissolved after student’s murder

Monday, June 10, 2013
PARIS -- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday directed Interior Minister Manuel Valls to take immediate steps to dissolve the extreme right group known as Revolutionary Nationalist Youth, believed to have neo-nazi ties. [ Read more → ]
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Tens of thousands protest in Paris against France’s gay marriage law

Sunday, May 26, 2013
PARIS — Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay marriage activist commits suicide on alter at Notre Dame cathedral

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
PARIS -- A far-right anti-gay marriage activist on Tuesday committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, just three days after French President Francois Hollande signed into law a measure authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Anti-gay marriage activists hold smoke flares with the color of the logo of the movement during a rally to protest the new law after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Paris.Photo: Michel Euler, AP

French protest against passage of gay marriage bill turns violent

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
PARIS -- France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government. Within hours, fiery clashes broke out between protesters and riot police. [ Read more → ]
Demonstrators march during a rally to protest against France's social reform on gay marriage and adoption in Paris, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Photo: Michel Euler, AP

Protestors rally in Paris, call marriage equality bill ‘a threat to the social fabric’

Sunday, April 21, 2013
PARIS — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill "a threat to the social fabric." [ Read more → ]
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Four accused of anti-gay attack in France amid tensions over marriage bill

Thursday, April 18, 2013
PARIS -- Four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a Paris gay bar, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, amid nationwide tensions over a bill that would legalize gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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French police arrest dozens of anti-gay activists outside National Assembly

Monday, April 15, 2013
PARIS -- French police arrested dozens of anti-gay marriage protestors on Monday after they tried to set up a campsite outside the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, in advance of next week's planned final vote on the country's marriage equality law. [ Read more → ]
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Hundreds of thousands protest French marriage equality, adoption bill

Sunday, March 24, 2013
PARIS -- Paris riot police fought back crowds who pushed their way onto Paris' landmark Champs-Elysees avenue as part of a huge protest against a draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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Hundreds of thousands march in Paris to oppose marriage equality

Sunday, January 13, 2013
PARIS -- Several hundred thousand people converged at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest the French president's plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children. [ Read more → ]
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