facebook
twitter
search
search

Paris gay pride festival has political overtones

June 29, 2013 at 4:41 PM

PARIS, June 29 (UPI) -- Parisians took to the streets Saturday for the city's annual gay pride festival a month to the day after the first French gay couple was legally married.

The annual celebration of gay culture in the French capital took on a more political tone, given last month's vote by President Francois Hollande's ruling Socialist party to legalize same-sex marriage in the country.

Radio France Internationale said members of Hollande's government marched in the gay pride parade carrying a banner "LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender], let's fight for equality!"

Other signs encouraged gays to fight for legalized assisted procreation procedures that had been part of the same-sex marriage legislation but were scrapped before the final vote.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
N.H. primary polls open: Kasich, Sanders get early leads
5 Reasons why Denver Broncos won't be repeat champions
U.N. report: Syria's Assad guilty of 'inhuman' crimes, gruesome torture, deaths
On heels of E. coli outbreaks, Chipotle spending millions for new ingredient safeguards
Hugh Jackman shows photo of his latest skin cancer treatment