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Tens of Thousands Celebrated Gay Pride In Paris

Tens of Thousands of people took the streets of Paris for the gay pride celebrations.

AFP reports:

Tens of thousands of gay rights supporters marched through Paris Saturday to mark the 10th Gay Pride weekend, buoyed by New York’s move to legalise same-sex marriage.

City mayor Bertrand Delanoe and a host of politicians joined those taking part in the event organised by rights group Inter-LGBT and involving more than 80 associations.

The march came in the wake of a vote mid-June by the national assembly that rejected a socialist bid to legalise gay marriage.

Although the left voted for the plan, a large proportion of the UMP-New Centre majority were opposed.

According to a poll of a 1,000 people for the Dimanche Ouest-France newspaper however, 63 percent back the idea, with almost the same proportion (58 percent) backing the right of same-sex couples to adopt.

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