Yesterday, Sunday, April 21 opponents of gay marriage marched from Denfert-Rochereau to Invalides because tomorrow the formal vote of the bill is supposed open the right for marriage and child-adoption for same-sex couples.
Two kilometers away, a gathering of supporters of the pro marriage law, "for equality, against Homophobia", was organized Place de la Bastille.
The "modern" society is often reminded of the words of Italian author Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, who stated, “If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.” So what about the things we wish to stay the same? 10 year ago it was already clearly visible that neo-"liberalism" was on a straight path in the neo-"conservatism". To whom this development comes as a surprise today does not know the weaknesses of liberalism.
As if there were not more immediate and pressing answers to questions regarding our future there is a juggling around with cliches of "ultra-right" and "left-progressive" as if the legal guarantee to same-sex marriages are the direct path into paradise. The high divorce rate among traditional marriages is speaking for itself. No, I can pull the wool over my eyes all on my own..., this whole topic is a single maneuver of distraction!
According to the prefecture de Police of Paris, 45,000 people attended the demonstration while the organizers of "for AKI" are claiming 270,000 people attended. If think think of a number in between these two figures you will surely not be wrong.
Hollande and the Minister of Justice can go through with their seemingly "progressive" bill and thus incur both the displeasure of the majority of the French people or the government must have a plausible argument for a shift of the bill.
If nothing happens, which is not uncommon, inevitably a large number of "citizens-in-anger" may surface, - only making a "blond angel of revenge of little people" very happy. Hollande's popularity has given way to a certain disillusionment during the recent months and demands for a referendum on the bill is likely.
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