Global rally for gay marriage rights in France planned for Sunday includes Boston, Montréal, and more
This Sunday, January 27, rallies are being planned in cities around the world — including in Boston, Buenos Aires, Rome, and Montréal — in support of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in France.
A press release from Boston Pride explains:
The French government and parliament are currently working on a Marriage Equality bill which will allow LGBT couples the right to marry and adopt children. While anti-equality forces have shown great determination and have chosen to adopt a retrograde and homophobic discourse, marriage equality proponents will rally everywhere in France this Sunday, in support of the continuation of the French legislative work so that all couples may be granted the same rights: marriage, adoption, recognition of bi-national filiation etc… French expatriates around the world are expected to organize rallies as well.
Française du Monde, a global French political and cultural organization is organizing the demonstrations around the world
In Boston, the protest is being held at the Consulate General of France, 31 St. James Street, Boston.
Boston LGBT advocacy groups, Boston Pride and GLAD are supporting Française du Monde's efforts.
“Massachusetts was a pioneer in being the first State in the Union to grant marriage equality to all couples in 2004. It is our duty to continue being at the forefront of the fight for equality, at a worldwide level, until all couples can marry.” said Linda DeMarco, president of Boston Pride, in a press release.
Sylvain Bruni, who is a long-time member of Boston Pride Committee is also a board member at Français du Monde a French citizen. “It is great to see such a coalition of organizations come together in Boston in support of global equality and international human rights," he said. "Marriage equality in France will have a resounding effect on the scores of French-American LGBT couples, so we are glad to have such a strong local community backing.”
More information can be found at Boston Pride's web site: www.bostonpride.org.
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