Anti-Gay Marriage Parisians Clash With Topless Activists
Catholic marchers attack counter-protesters
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2012 1:06 AM CST
A Femen activist is surrounded by French police officers during a demonstration in Paris.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

(Newser) – Clashes erupted in Paris yesterday when topless protesters from the Ukrainian group Femen challenged a Catholic-led march to oppose gay marriage. The activists were punched and pushed to the ground after chanting "In Gay We Trust" and spraying white powder from bottles, the AP reports. A law proposed by France's Socialist government could see marriage and adoption legalized for gay couples by early next year.

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Nov 20, 2012 3:21 AM CST
Hey guys,I personally think it wouldn't be fair to call same sex marraiges as actual marriages .
Nov 19, 2012 2:49 PM CST
I think that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is like redefining a treehouse to be any small building, whether it's in a tree or not. Just as a tree house is by definition a small building in a tree, marriage has always been defined as being between a man and a woman (or several women in some cultures, or rarely between a woman and several men). I wouldn't be as opposed to gays having some kind of civil union, but don't call it a marriage. And don't jump to the conclusion that I'm a radical rightie - I voted for Obama and wish that healthcare reform was more extensive than it is...
Nov 19, 2012 2:07 PM CST
I'm anti gay. Wish I was protesting!!