France became the 14th country to allow same-sex marriage on Tuesday after parliament approved a new law championed by President Francois Hollande, but not everyone was happy with it.
Hollande's "marriage for all" law came at a political price amid violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks. Where gay community greeted the news with celebrations, opponents condemned it and took to social media as well.
Hashtag #MortAuxGay (death to gays) began to trend on Twitter on Tuesday to express their anti-gay sentiment.
Here are a few tweets along with their translations in English.
Moi je dis non au mariage gay ! #MortAuxGay— ⓃⒾⓉⓇⓄ ✅ 3.1 ™ (@ArchiSuceMoi) April 23, 2013
Translation: Isay noto gay marriage!
Translation: The shame of man!
Translation: For the benefit of our society
France obviously had varied emotions regarding the law. The following two pictures show men, women and children celebrating the ‘marriage for all’ news.
The debate over gay marriage has been blamed for a spate of homophobic attacks and protests in France.
On Tuesday night, policemen combated with anti-gay protestors who also attacked journalists and photographers.