Thousands of Catholics and other opponents of French government plans to legalise gay marriage and same-sex adoption marched in Paris on Sunday, a day after more than 100,000 turned out across France for the cause.
Among the banners being held by demonstrators was a large one reading: “France needs children, not homosexuals.”
The protesters included several young people wearing cassocks, a Christian clerical garment. Others waved the French flag and banners depicting the Christian cross and other emblems.
“Our objective is to wage a real battle to protect the family and child,” Civitas official Alain Escada said.
He claimed gay marriage was “a Pandora’s box” that would let others demand extended marriage rights, including polygamists and incestuous people.
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