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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.

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

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

Needless to say, France is having very mixed emotions:

Gay marriage is now legal in France, I don't know what to feel. Happy or sad? :| #mariagepourtous

Gay marriage is now legal in France, I don't know what to feel. Happy or sad? :| #mariagepourtous-- J. Kandou

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.

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

#CP_VITA #mariagepourtous : «Contre cette loi injuste, poursuivons la mobilisation, dans la non-violence» @TDerville http://t.co/H0jEdDQKOY

#CP_VITA #mariagepourtous : «Contre cette loi injuste, poursuivons la mobilisation, dans la non-violence» @TDerville http://t.co/H0jEdDQKOY-- Alliance VITA

Dejected Frigide Barjot Gets Heckled:

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

N'est-ce pas un problème que le vote d'une loi suscite autant de haine et de violence chez ses sympathisants ?

N'est-ce pas un problème que le vote d'une loi suscite autant de haine et de violence chez ses sympathisants ?-- Frigide Barjot

The group stated, "Our determination is intact!"

View this video on YouTube

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