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  1. Cambodia Guesthouse 14 Nov 2011, 9:57am

    Inevitably, the tide is slowly turning…

    One day it will be hard to imagine what all the fuss from the ‘anti brigade’ was about.

    Our time is coming guys…

  2. GingerlyColors 14 Nov 2011, 10:28am

    The French may have legalised gay sex in 1791 but progress since then has been painfully slow. Civil unions are allowed under ‘Pact de Solidarie’ but polititians still seem to duck the issue of full marriage. As for a gay travel destination France with it’s capital, Gay Paris is still worth visiting

  3. The spirit of 1789 in provincial France! Brilliant! Only a matter of time…

  4. Don’t be shy, a little courage. Others (even all) mayors must agree to do the same. United we stand, divided we fall

  5. Jock S. Trap 14 Nov 2011, 11:33am

    Why do some countries (Britain included) take so long to recognise decent equality?

    It’s surely in troubled times like now that the powers that be must see that one of the best things in society is stability. Stability means giving equality including marriage.

    Applause to this major though. It’s through people like him that the message come that much louder and clearer.

  6. Jock as in most countries, I think it’s religion at the root of it. Institutionalised homophobia in fact. Religious denomations or cults as most really are, can take much of the responsibility for that ever since the abrahamic cults were invented. It has permeated societies for millenia. Thankfully, the tide is turning in our favour.

    1. Jock S. Trap 14 Nov 2011, 2:49pm

      Indeed and each time their ignorance to ‘allowing’ Gay marriage leads to the world caving in on itself is rewarded with… well it not being so.
      A prime example to way the religions of this world need to disband and either become a minority or left to be read about in the history books.

  7. jamestoronto 14 Nov 2011, 12:11pm

    Yet another example of a government that is less enlightened and progressive than its own people. Governments are supposed to LEAD not be dragged kicking and screaming by its own electorate. The French really should drop the “égalité” from their motto until it is in fact true.

    1. Utterly embarrassed to be French! My UK partner & myself have had a civil partnership almost 2 years ago now (we’ve been together 9 years). Yet our status isn’t recognised in my own country… I’ve not been allowed to change my last name to his, nor my status on my identity card etc… This inequality does not reflect my experiences in France where no one in my family nor friends are homophobic! The French law is a joke, hence the Mayor is totally right in rebelling.

      1. Oh well. Never mind. Even in Britain your CP is a 2nd class institution created SOLELY to avoid granting equality.

        Britain may be (slightly) more advanced than France but we don’t have anything to boast about either.

  8. Jock S. Trap 14 Nov 2011, 2:53pm

    Don’t know why they just don’t give us all marriage and do away with the inequalities that civil unions bring. No disrespect to anyone with a CP but marriage is on all the bloody forms, in life already and giving marriage equality would finally pave the way to ending ‘it not being recognised’ Anywhere.

    Either marriage is recognised or it isn’t. Lets not let a small detail of sex of the person get in the way of that.

  9. jonnielondon 14 Nov 2011, 4:17pm

    Que les autorités françaises aillent se faire foutre! “provocative” mon cul!

  10. I love the French, we have depicted them in such cartoonish way we tend to forget that they have throughout history been the first to lead revolts against the establishment and put right the laws of inequality. I say bravo to the militant Mayor and again revel at our methods of protest, if the rest of the world had kiss ins and marriages as protest the world would be so much nicer to live in.

    Vive la révolution!

  11. Fight for the right and freedom to marry the one you love, don’t let the Christian Terrorist stop you.

  12. Peter & Michael 14 Nov 2011, 7:53pm

    Equality! Liberty! Fraternity! come to mind.

  13. jamestoronto 14 Nov 2011, 8:53pm

    Perhaps more of these defiant acts are needed to bring the issue to the forefront. It worked in California (for a while, anyway) and in New York. Mayors in those states began marrying couple i defiance of the laws thus bringing same-sex marriages out of the shadows. By using the ancient custom of banns, the law in Ontario was circumvented by eliminating the need for a licence and the first same-sex marriages in the world were performed legally. It is this type of creative and innovative thinking that we need more of at this juncture.

  14. Worldwide, continually, polls show the majority of the people are in favour of marriage equality.
    The govt is there to represent and act for the people.
    But they continue to act for egos and minorities.
    Lookout govts. People power is exerting itself more and more.

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