#MortAuxGay (Death To Gays) Trends On Twitter After French Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

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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.

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.

 

 

Translation: Isay noto gay marriage!

 

 

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Translation: The shame of man!

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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.

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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.

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