Enter your email address to receive our daily LGBT news roundup

You're free to unsubscribe at any time.

France: Prison sentence for illegal anti-equal marriage protester sparks new protests

Post your comment

Comments on this article are now closed.

Reader comments

  1. Scott Rose 22 Jun 2013, 4:51pm

    Just on the basis that he went into a person’s business and started destroying property, he should do some prison time. Do you have any idea what a pizzeria owner goes through to eek out a living, and then a hoodlum like this is going to start ruining his business?

    Then — it’s one thing, simply not to have identification on one’s person. But knowingly to show police a false identification is a serious crime.

    Since when did being opposed to equality give a hoodlum a right to start destroying a hardworking pizzeria owner’s property?

    1. Scott just to let you know laws are not the same about carrying ID in france you got seven days to present it. second of all homophobia is not considered as serious crime in france and then if the restaurant owner decide not to press charges about the damages done to its business the person can’t be sued on this matter. he has been sentenced to 2 months in jail not suspended as he has been taken to jail directly from the court room. hope these information hlp to understand the matter. personally I find 2 month jail a bit light

    2. more trouble from the church of the holy Inquistion and kiddierape all over the world

      the bishop of france called for civil war if marriage passed

      we should invade the vat cesspool in rome, and give the archives to scholars

      The endless list of crimes that would certainly be revealed would be the end of the church of btw

      Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Eichmann and Mengele

      Only Goebbels ever EXcommed he married a protestant

      http://americablog.com/2013/04/catholic-bishop-andre-vingt-trois-violence-gay-marriage-france.html

  2. pink news just an information it is not a 2 months suspended sentence he has been given. it is a 2 months sentence as he has been jailed immediately. please verify your information before writing an article.

    http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/mariage-gay-lesbienne/20130621.OBS4209/mariage-homo-des-anti-manifestent-apres-une-condamnation.html

    1. The article says two months in prison and two months suspended.

      1. it is a mistake there is not been any suspended sentence pronounced

  3. only 2 months sentence … can’t believe it

    1. I think 2 months for causing mayhem inside a person’s business is about right.

  4. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jun 2013, 6:48pm

    Resisting arrest and giving false information to the police is a punishable offence in almost all western countries. 2 months isn’t long enough.

  5. The numbers of protesters is getting smaller and smaller.

    They will crawl back to their holes eventually.

  6. more trouble from the churrch of the holy Inquistion and kiddie twiddling

    the bishop of fance called for civil war if marriage passed

    we should invade the vat cesspool in rome, and give the archives to scholars

    The endless list of crimes that would certainly be revealed would be the end of the church of btw

    Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Eichmann and Mengele

    Only Goebbels ever EXcommed he married a protestant

    http://americablog.com/2013/04/catholic-bishop-andre-vingt-trois-violence-gay-marriage-france.html

  7. So a man breaks the law, get sent to prison and then they all start calling in ab outrage.

    I call that justice!

  8. For you to understand what is chocking for most people in France is that at the same time some people who attacked a train of passengers were relaxed by the justice.
    People are claiming that this is a political decision more than justice fair decision.
    Juges in France usually do not pronounce jail sentence for facts like this and protesters are giving many examples.
    Anyway this is very sad for my country that is turning very homophobic, and unfortunately unfair decisions like this one are not calming people down, on the contrary

These comments are un-moderated and do not necessarily represent the views of PinkNews. If you believe that a comment is inappropriate or libellous, please contact us.

Top commenters this week

Latest stories

See all