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Report from the Parisian Wing of NNJ NOW

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Article and Photos by Jane Garnes

Jane writes:

Photos from Sunday's march in Paris on Sunday last, 27 January. There were two routes. One went from Boulevard Arago, boulevard Saint Marcel, boulevard de l’Hôpital, place Valhubert, pont d’Austerlitz, place Mazas, quai de la Rapée, boulevard de la Bastille. The one I followed went from Avenue Denfert Rochereau, avenue de l’Observatoire, boulevard Saint Michel, boulevard Saint Germain, pont de Sully, boulevard Henri IV, boulevard de la Bastille.

 

Today the gay marriage congressional debate takes place and will last for two weeks. After it will be voted and probably become law in June. 63% of the French people are in favour of gay marriage, also called "Mariage Pour Tous" or "Marriage for All." France will be the 12th European country to legalize gay marriage.

 

I was also at the rally under the Eiffel Tower that was against Marriage for All and have photos of that. The differences were stunning! The big laugh among the leftists is that organisers had to pay Euro 100,000. for grass re-seeding and repair on the Champs de Mars because the damp ground was trampled. LEftists were smart and took to the streets!

 

Paris Marriage For All Demonstration

PACE in Italian means peace.The flag is also the rainbow gay flag. The guy is atop the statue of the lion at Denfert-Rochereau where the march began.

The flag is also the rainbow gay flag. The guy is atop the statue of the lion at Denfert-Rochereau where the march began. Photo by - Jane Garnes

The flag is also the rainbow gay flag. The guy is atop the statue of the lion at Denfert-Rochereau where the march began.

Photo by - Jane Garnes

The flag is also the rainbow gay flag. The guy is atop the statue of the lion at Denfert-Rochereau where the march began.

Photo by - Jane Garnes

"We are all family" hand sign in English. These two climbed atop a bus stop acclaiming support for transgender people. People spoke many languages and there were any number of US citizens too that I heard speaking American.

These two climbed atop a bus stop acclaiming support for transgender people. People spoke many languages and there were any number of US citizens too that I heard speaking American.. Photo by - Jane Garnes

People of all ages, straight and gay marched

Photo by - Jane Garnes

The sign says, "I would like to divorce but I cannot marry."

Photo by - Jane Garnes

Small stick-on patches were everywhere. This one is for LGBT equality.

Photo by - Jane Garnes

Her sign says, "Make me a Goddess, give me my rights." Disney Princess image, isn't it?

Photo by - Jane Garnes

Woman carrying a sign saying "Oui" ("Yes") on the Boulevard St. Michele

Woman carrying a sign saying "Oui" ("Yes") on the Boulevard St. Michele Photo by - Jane Garnes

A old car announcing "Just Married" in English was pushed through the streets!

Photo by - Jane Garnes

Even a naked plastic Barbie Doll got into the act! Humour was ever present at the march.

Humour was ever present at the march. Photo by - Jane Garnes

It started to rain so rainbow umbrellas came out in force.

Photo by - Jane Garnes

Boulevard St. Michele crowds.

Photo by - Jane Garnes

A rainbow came out.

The joke was going around that G-d was watching over the march! Photo by - Jane Garnes

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