France Riots After Socialist Government Legalizes Homosexual Marriage

Photo Credit: Irish Examiner Clashes have broken out between protesters and riot police near France’s National Assembly building, hours after the country legalized gay marriage.

Some protesters opposed to the measure clearing same-sex marriage hurled petrol bombs, and riot police responded with tear gas at the Invalides memorial and museum complex, near the National Assembly in Paris.

Hours earlier, French politicians concluded a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation’s heartland and tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government…

Following the vote, members of the gay and lesbian community flocked to a square in central Paris, just behind City Hall, to celebrate.

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