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‘Vive la France!’ as campaigners celebrate equal marriage victory

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  1. And to top it all off, here is the Barjot pig moaning as she gets heckled and humiliated.

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/04/dejected-frigide-barjot-gets-heckled.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Trebles all round. :-D

    1. She should have her head shaved.

  2. Godric Godricson 23 Apr 2013, 6:27pm

    Some individuals have paid a terrible price for equality in the beatings they received from thugs. Thank you to President Hollande for staying true to his commitment to equality

  3. Xavier Bongibault 23 Apr 2013, 6:32pm

    Ironically is the brand new French law of “equal rights” not so very equal: so, for example, it not include artificial insemination (PMA), because lesbian women even under this law still be less equal than heterosexual. Good reason, why all this project will be rejected by Conseil Constitutionnel in May.

    1. PetitPimousse 23 Apr 2013, 6:39pm

      Is your name for real?
      For those who are not familliar with the situation, Mr Xavier Bongibault is well known anti gay right activist, very virulent and very BLOND.
      Care to explain and clarify before it gets out of hand?
      Cause your comment does not make any sense.
      IF you need help, i’ll gladly translate.
      D’avance merci

      1. I asked him to post in French before and he did not. Perhaps he’s not even French?

    2. LostInFrance 23 Apr 2013, 6:48pm

      No Xavier, you are wrong…along with your shame of a leader Frigide Barjot, who by the way I hope right now is singing to her supper her own creepy (not hit) record “faire l’amour avec deux doigts)
      The bill will of course be accepted and signed in May, as the democracy of France is dictates.
      You are on the wrong side of history and having read some of your previous comments in similar threads, your mind is stuck in the catholic church, realm to every perversion that threatens modernity.
      The progress made with todays historic win will further all causes to complete equality.
      May I suggest as madame barjot so poetically put it… faire l’amour avec deux doigts

    3. Truth will Out. 23 Apr 2013, 7:14pm

      https://www.facebook.com/xavier.bongibault

      Take a look at one of his likes: https://www.facebook.com/wilfriedjurgensenparis

      Do I have to join up the dots darlings? No I thought not, is this yet another self hating closet case and with blond highlights too.

    4. xavier, you are a babe. shallow, but not as shallow as shitting in your own garden. i do not want such a thing as equal marriage for myself, but i do not stand in the way of people who do. i will argue for their right to it. you do not. you side with religious privilege and a morally corrupt argument that marriage is for child-bearing. instead of fighting to change the french constitution, you give hope to homophobes that we will somehow eat ourselves. you are anachronistic, but still a babe.

    5. Le Conseil Constitutionnel is not here to debate about the equality, but about the constitutionnality of that law. So your comment is total rubbish, just like all the other “arguments” Xavier Bongibault has used during the few month he took to ensure that other gays and lesbians cannot get married.
      He failed, and he will soon realise that his only friends hate people like him. I usually find it sad, but not in that case …

      (Xavier Bongibault was part of the Manif pour Tous, representing “the gays that are opposed to marriage equality”. The thing is, he never represented anyone but himself, and that’s why he will be soon forgotten by most of the french, but not by LGBT ones …)

  4. SHAME ON FRANCE!!!

    1. Petit Pimousse 23 Apr 2013, 6:48pm

      Shame on your ears.

      See how stupid that sounds?

    2. LostInFrance 23 Apr 2013, 6:50pm

      as he surfs through yet another pinknews web story. And the exclamation points

    3. Truth will Out 23 Apr 2013, 7:16pm

      Honi soit qui mal y pense, love.

      1. But these people “love” us and have our best interests at heart. They’re only trying to protect us from Hell and disease. Oh, and of course they’re trying to protect children as well. How nice of them.

        Surely you’re not suggesting that they’re only pretending to be motivated by such altruism? Hmm. Let’s look at their methods: beating us up, sending ammunition powder and threats to politicians, making disproved and insulting claims about us in the media, taking extensive time and effort to go on hateful marches, and much more besides.

        Those are clearly the methods of people who care about us, and not the methods of, say, hateful, neanderthal thugs, who have a desperate wish to stop us being equal, and seem to consider that to be more important than ANY other issue, even though it doesn’t affect them (or at least it affects them about a million times less than it does us).

        To actually decide to go on one of those marches JUST to deny equaliy to people they dislike…wankers!

    4. An honest, open and mature society is nothing to be ashamed of.

    5. John Tartin 23 Apr 2013, 10:01pm

      here here

      1. Clearly you and the PP make formidable, detailed arguments with plenty of substance, but I’ll see if I can stand it.

        Let’s start off with something simple (even by your average homophobe’s standards, and we all know there are some VERY dense ones around). Two gay men get married in a register office, in the same country as you but hundreds of miles from you. Please list all the ways in which this affects you (split the list between multiple posts if necessary).

        Or if you can’t think of anything, then just run away, rather than admitting you know equal marriage doesn’t affect you, and you are motivated solely by irrational hatred of a minority and a desire to keep them as second class citizens so that you feel less bad about yourself.

        It’s wonderful that the will of such nasty types is finally, if very belatedly, being overturned. Society needs to make it very clear to such people that it condemns their outdated, bigoted and illogical stance on gay people (and probably other issues).

      2. Where where?

    6. Envy much ? The closet is an uncomfortable place, I guess.

  5. Helge Vladimir Tiller 23 Apr 2013, 7:20pm

    When will UK embrace this progress. I do hope our dear friends across The North- Sea soon will have the same opportunity as the French !

    1. That There Other David 23 Apr 2013, 8:54pm

      Won’t be too long a wait now. If Westminster continues to drag its feet for much longer the Scottish Parliament will force the issue.

      1. Unless Westminister decides to follow the often forgotten line from “God Save The Queen”, “rebellious Scots to crush!”.

  6. Congratulations to FRANCE! What a great step towards full equality. Vive la France! Greetings from the Philippines!! Mabuhay, hopefully one day we will join the rest of 14 nations to do so. Next, United Kingdom and Ireland!

  7. IGNORE the crackhead looking Frigide Barjot, she better not come to America! She lost this war along with her right wing haters. Same sex marriage is coming to us and it’s getting faster this time. Hollande sign the bill as soon as possible. If that French woman really wants a war, we can give her a bloody one. Don’t she dare us!!! Proud of French parliamentarians. Vive vive vive!

  8. I don’t think that this is the end of this story. So in this we must wait and see.

  9. Congratulations to France. This is great news :)

    1. This is sick news

      1. Now people in France can marry whomever they love regardless of gender. That is not sick, it is beautiful. The only thing i find sickening here are judgemental and bigoted people like you.

      2. I repeat: envy much ?

      3. You forgot to say “I’m not homophobic, I have lots of gay friends”, and to hide behind religion as a (poor) excuse for your stupidity-borne bigotry and hate.

        You don’t want people to realise that you’re simply extremely and stubbornly unpleasant and unwilling to accept facts you don’t like, after all.

        Why is spiting gay people more important to your ilk than improving yourselves? It’s not as if there isn’t plenty of room for such improvement. You have no right to interfere in our lives, and I’m so glad that governments all over the world are finally telling you lot to butt out (there, I’ve given you an opportunity to condemn (some of) our sex lives…I know how fascinated you lot are by that subject for some reason).

        One day, finally, you will get the message: FO and leave us alone. Mind your own business. Then I can guarantee that none of us will care what you think.

  10. It’s coming, haters- with no harm to you, anyway, so shut up and accept that other people have rights too.

    1. To take the trouble to go all the way to Paris and even London in their thousands, repeatedly, and all SOLELY to deny other people equal rights…they are not protesting in order to improve their own lives in the slightest, it’s just to make other people’s lives worse. I just can’t get over what miserable, nasty little gits they are. Thank god governments are ignoring them (some anyway).

  11. Peter & Michael 23 Apr 2013, 7:49pm

    In France, they have Equal Marriage and in good old England, we are still awaiting the Report stage of the Equal Marriage Law, how long will it be before this legislation goes before the House of Lords ? Probably to be thrown out again, and again, before the legislation is enacted by the Parliament Act. And a happy St George’s Day to you all !

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Apr 2013, 9:17pm

      The third and final vote in the commons is next month probably after the new session of Parliament begins, then it heads to the Lords.

  12. France, UK and Germany are the key countries in the same-sex marriage debate in Europe. When they all agree on this (and they will eventually do), this will basically have become a consensus, and it’ll be very hard, if not impossible, to sustain this sort of discrimination in front of the ECHR.

    1. bobbleobble 23 Apr 2013, 9:11pm

      Germany will need a general election and the Socialists come to power before anything will happen there. Merkel will do nothing to advance gay rights.

  13. And in the other previous news hatred tries to gain some win, Peter LaBarbera tries, Linda Harvey tries, even Fred Phelps and Bryan Fischer try, but in the end love, tolerance and compassion win. Sorry bigots, you lost.

  14. One more thing I forgot to add, in honor to France:

    Liberté, égalité, fraternité et l’amour !!

  15. GingerlyColors 24 Apr 2013, 8:07am

    Wow! Three countries this month have legalised same sex marriages. The ball really is rolling now. I wonder if any more will step up to the plate before April is out. Pity I cannot see the UK doing so within the next week but hopefully we will have marriage equality before the year is out.

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