Happiness and Hate as All Hell Breaks Loose in France

Hours after the French Assembly voted to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, celebrations and protests — and troubling hashtags — spread across the country.

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

April 24 2013 9:43 AM ET

As the protests and celebrations swelled in France yesterday, AmericaBlog reported a disturbing trend: hate-filled hashtags on Twitter. #MortAuxGay (which translates to "death to gays") and #ilfauttuerleshomosexuels (literally "we must kill all gays") had both been trending in the days leading up to the vote.