Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage
Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande’s “marriage for all” proposal.
Figures show between 1.3 and 1.5 million protested against their president’s plans to pass same-sex marriage, according Bruno Dary, the former military governor of the city of Paris. Numbers from other media outlets range from an estimated 340,000 to 800,000 attendees.
Set to go before France’s parliament Jan. 29, the draft law proposes to redefine marriage as a union “contracted between two persons of different sex or of the same sex.”