Gay Marriage: Ten most provocative statements
President François Hollande's proposed legalization of gay marriage has surprised many for the divisive and rancorous debate it has provoked. With the row set to move into in the National Assembly on Tuesday, The Local has put together ten of the most inflammatory statements that have got pulses racing on either side of the debate.
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"Hollande wants blood, and he will get it." Frigide Barjot (centre), leader of the 'Manif pour tous' (Demo for all), France's mainstream anti-gay marriage movement, was in ominous mood on April 12th. She was reacting to the government's announcement that they would be bringing forward to April 17th the bill's return - most likely decisively successful - to the French National Assembly. That move would render pointless a massive protest against gay marriage, planned for May 26th.
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