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Supporters of gay marriage rally in Paris

An estimated 150,000 of people took to the streets across France on Sunday to support plans to allow same-sex marriage and adoption.

AFP reports:

Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in France on Sunday to show support for the government’s plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption.

Organisers said 150,000 people gathered in Paris at the Place de la Bastille for the “demonstration for equality”. Police said 60,000 took part.

They have called for another demo on January 27, two days before the French parliament is to debate the gay marriage bill.
Several elected officials wearing their tri-coloured sashes could be seen alongside parents pushing strollers and children with multi-coloured balloons at Sunday’s event.

Carrying banners reading “Equal rights are not a threat” and “The right for all to choose”, demonstrators urged the government to push ahead with the reform.

“I think marriage is good for everyone!” said 10-year-old Arthur, at the rally with his eight-year-old sister Lola and their two mothers.

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