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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.

Charles Platiau / Reuters

2. 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— J. Kandou

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

Charles Platiau / Reuters
Charles Platiau / Reuters
Charles Platiau / Reuters
Christophe Ena / AP

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.

Jacky Naegelen / Reuters
Charles Platiau / Reuters

22. 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

— Alliance VITA (@allianceVITA)

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

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?”

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

— Frigide Barjot (@Frigidebarjot)

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

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.

Jacky Naegelen / Reuters
Philippe Wojazer / Reuters

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

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Sarah Karlan is the Deputy LGBT Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Sarah Karlan at sarah.karlan@buzzfeed.com.
 
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