National Organization for Marriage, as an agent of the Catholic Church, is now involved in exporting gay-hate to France (approximately 85% Catholic). As Brian Brown emailed on Friday:

A massive rebellion against gay marriage is brewing in France. I’m here now, and I’ll report to you first hand from the rally planned for Sunday.

Today, NOM is claiming that they are part of a large anti-equality demonstration in Paris. The New York Times has noted that the rally was organized by the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy and was joined by Muslims, evangelicals and even a group of gays opposed to equal marriage. 

The Times goes on to note “Opponents of gay marriage and adoption, including most faith leaders in
France, have argued that the reform would create psychological and
social problems for children, which they believe should trump the desire
for equal rights for gay adults.” Those nonsensical, inapplicable and unsubstantiated claims have a familiar ring to them.

Meanwhile, French President François Hollande’s office said the turnout was “substantial” but would not change his determination to pass the reform. Neighboring Spain is 94% Catholic and has marriage equality. It does not seem to have fallen off into the Atlantic Ocean.

Same-sex marriage is legal in 11 countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, plus
nine American states, the US District of Columbia, parts of Brazil and parts of Mexico.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.