Thousands Rally Against 'Family-Phobia' in France

By Eric Scheiner | October 17, 2016 | 9:59am EDT

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris this weekend to call for support of traditional family values and for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage.

CBS News reports, the group organizing the march presents itself as promoting the traditional family model of “one mother and one father.” It hopes to influence the debate before the presidential election in six months.

The protesters ended up at Trocadero Plaza, near the Eiffel Tower.

The campaigners accuse France's government of "family-phobia" for legalizing gay marriage, and they say other planned education policies will harm "traditional families," according to PressTV reports.

The leader of the group, Ludovine de la Rochere, said the movement now had "a bright future" ahead because President Francois Hollande's Socialist government had "destabilized families," giving fresh impetus to the pro-family campaign.

H/T CBSNews, PressTV

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