Protests Continue But Opponents in France Get Final Loss
BY Lucas Grindley
May 17 2013 12:34 PM ET
Conservatives who tried to stop France from allowing same-sex marriages were turned away by the country's highest court today. And that means President Francois Hollande is clear to sign the bill next week.
Opponents of marriage equality haven't stopped rallying against the new law. The latest was a large protest (pictured) outside the Sorbonne University in Paris during a self-declared "Sorbonne Operation."
In one highly publicized moment, the mayor of Sigolsheim in eastern France, Thierry Speitel, received a letter containing two bullets taped to a newspaper article in which he talked about being gay.
If all goes as expected, same-sex couples in France could start marrying by the end of this month.
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