Mayor of Paris Celebrates 2000 Same Sex Marriages


In May last year, France passed equal marriage legislation. The new law was not embraced by some, and a number of anti-gay protests were held in response.

Despite these reactions, the laws remained, and the capital city has hosted 2000 same sex marriages. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, said she is thrilled to be celebrating this milestone.

“While the law allowing marriage for all has now been in place for over a year, I am delighted that Parisian society has taken advantage of the change.” she said in a statement.

“Because this law is a major democratic progress and helps fulfill our Republican motto, everyone must ensure its faithful implementation.

“As Mayor of Paris and my municipal team, we will continue to promote equal rights and fight against homophobia and all forms of discrimination.”

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