Thousands March For Marriage Equality In France As Support Surges

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Two weekends ago, the National Organization for Marriage boasted about the large protest in Paris against marriage equality, but this weekend saw a counter-response from tens of thousands of supporters. The march on Sunday included messages like “Equality of rights is not a threat” and “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity — No more, no less!”

Though Sunday’s march may not have been quite as large as the anti-gay protest, momentum certainly favors equality in France. A new poll released Saturday shows that 63 percent of French voters favor marriage equality and only 37 percent oppose it. Still, voters are a bit more divided on the question of same-sex adoption, which is one of the primary benefits marriage equality would provide.