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Sarkozy jabs Hollande’s equal marriage policy in rare speaking appearance

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  1. Sarko believes a marriage should be one man and one woman.

    What does that say about his own familary arrangements?

    Is he suggesting his divorce should not have been legal?

    Nasty hypocryte.

    1. “Preliminary charges have been filed against Nicolas Sarkozy over allegations he took financial advantage of an elderly L’Oreal heiress.

      The move means the former French president is under formal investigation, accused of accepting envelopes stuffed with cash from Liliane Bettencourt to illegally finance his 2007 election campaign.”

      So who cares what he says? He should keep with his low profile as we may yet see him in court.

      1. That was from sky news by the way.

  2. Not all Christians think marriage equality is bad. Sarkozy’s statement is a good example of why the marriage equality movement is good in a number of ways.

  3. So a man who has been married three times still believes that marriage is one man and one woman. How hypocritical!

    Canada is clearly a much better country for its tolerance and acceptance of the LGBT community. France, on the other hand………..

    Also, why do people like him also imply that the government need to focus ONLY on the economy? Yes, this is a major concern for us all but they are able to focus or more than one thing at a time.

    I can’t stand this man and I am glad that the French electorate got rid of him!

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 30 Apr 2013, 2:55pm

      Agree. Actually, he’s saying exactly what our own opponents are saying. They’d still be against it even if the economy were in very good shape and unemployment low. It IS about religion based homophobia, no question about it and they can say they have gay friends all they want, it just doesn’t work any more. I hope he’s blessed with gay grand children who will grow up and look their grandfather in the eye. I hope one of his own turns out to be gay.

      1. I hate it when people like him say “I have gay friends”, what a crock of crap! I have plenty of straight and gay friends and I certainly would not want them to be denied their basic human rights. How can he look his so called gay friends in the eye?

  4. Why is it always stated that equal marriage is a “controversial issue”, or that equal marriage “causes divisions”, splitting France down the middle. This is bullshit. Prejudice is the cause of the anti-equal marriage protests in France, not equal marriage as an idea. Would we say that black is a divisive and controversial skin colour? Pink news needs to stop talking in terms laid down by the bigots – equal marriage is not controversial or divisive. It is an issue of human rights.

  5. Robert in S. Kensington 30 Apr 2013, 2:29pm

    What I find rather bizarre is that the demos in France weren’t against unemployment or the economy but against homophobia. If the economy were so important to the demonstrators, why weren’t millions of them in the streets across the entire country just as there were in the 60s?

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 30 Apr 2013, 2:30pm

      Ooops,the demos were more to do with homophobia I meant to have said.

  6. Brett Gibson 30 Apr 2013, 2:30pm

    What the f*ck has economic downturn got to do with marriage equality? “Oh ‘m skint, I don’t want to let gays get married – WOOPS found a fiver, marry away” -__-

  7. “France is a country with Christian roots.” and… Canada isn’t?
    have you actually SEEN Québec?????? There are probably more churches per capita in Quebec than in France, which didn’t stop Quebec from being the first province in Canada to support recognition of LGBT rights, and to officially recognize the status of common-law same-sex unions (before marriage itself was equalized).

    1. Thanks for posting, i was about to make the same remark ! :0)

  8. Jock S. Trap 30 Apr 2013, 2:57pm

    Bad loser then.

    Hollande was elected on a mandate for Marriage to be equal and that is what people like Sarkozy and the religious bigots should remember.

    As for not doing because of ‘an economic crisis’… yet another delaying argument. There will always be some excuse for bigots and the fact is why don’t they accept that Gay people too are effected and equally pay taxes.

    They also don’t want to see that by introducing Marriage equally it will go some way to helping the economy, thanks to those in the LGBT community would will wish to marry.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 30 Apr 2013, 8:12pm

      Even if an issue isn’t in a manifesto, doesn’t mean it can’t be legislated for. Take our own. It appeared in the Contract for Equalities prior to the 2010 election so it wasn’t exactly a secret before the 2010 election. The NHS reforms weren’t in the manifesto either but few Tories opposed it let alone used the manifesto nonsense.

      1. Jock S. Trap 1 May 2013, 9:06am

        Indeed but it was in both so people knew what they were voting for so all the violence in France was by hypocrites fighting democracy not marriage.

  9. france country with Christian root what about spain which is more catholic than france and have legalised same sex marriage for a while already. what an hypocrite he does not even know what he is talking about.

  10. I bet he wishes he could have manged France as well as equal marriage Canada has managed their affairs, including their economy.

    The absurdity of Sarkosy giving lectures to Canadians.

  11. Gene Touchet 30 Apr 2013, 3:26pm

    The French right behaved exactly as did the U.S. right (until the recent “cracks” in toeing the line appeared). No ideas, just obstruction.

  12. And obviously equal marriage does not create more work…..
    Stupid idiots!

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