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France Says "Oui" To Marriage Equality But Not Everyone Is Celebrating

As most of France celebrates, many opponents continue to protest against marriage equality. Photography and video coming out of France today tell both sides of the story.

1. France reached marriage equality today after weeks of divided demonstrations and protests:

A man shouts out in the public gallery before the final vote.

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2. Needless to say, France is having very mixed emotions:

3. Supporters of the bill took to the streets to celebrate:

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12. A personal at-home celebration:

18. A gay man kisses French humorist Frigide Barjot, spokesperson for “La Manif pour Tous”, a group who protested against France’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

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22. Anti gay marriage groups spoke out: “Against this unjust law, continue mobilizing in non-violence.”

23. Dejected Frigide Barjot Gets Heckled:

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24. She tweeted after the decision: “Is not it a problem that the passage of a law arouses much hatred and violence among its supporters?”

25. The french TV host led a peaceful protest march after the bill was passed.

People wearing pink overalls attend the “La Manif pour Tous” (Demonstration for All) protest march against France’s legalization of same-sex marriage.

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28. The group stated, “Our determination is intact!”

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