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