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Lesbian Couple's Kiss Shocks French Gay Marriage Protesters: PHOTO

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According to the person who posted this at imgur, this is a protest against same-sex marriage in France. Some priceless expressions in that crowd, except, of course, for that woman in the lower corner, second from right. I think she's kind of enjoying it.

UPDATE: The protest took place in Marseille:

One of the girls in the picture, Julia Pistolesi, described the moment on Twitter as “full of emotion,” and thanked those who had shared the image, adding that “homophobes in Marseille can p*** off!”

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  1. i think our parades/marches whatever should be more like this kiss. out in the trenches in the face of our enemies. ^_^

    Posted by: Alexander | Oct 24, 2012 11:38:26 AM


  2. Foreshadowing interviews with those protestors in the future with apologies to all the hatred they represented from ignorance and abuse of religion.

    Posted by: David | Oct 24, 2012 11:49:07 AM


  3. They both look like Kate Middleton!

    Posted by: Anthony | Oct 24, 2012 11:49:40 AM


  4. Faces of some protesters are priceless. You can feel the disgust and hate. Hate groups will not win.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 24, 2012 11:49:46 AM


  5. the two girls were interviewed and said they just happened to be there and just decided on the spot to kiss in protest. more importantly, the both happen to be straight. i love our straight allies.

    Posted by: rouquinricain | Oct 24, 2012 11:59:01 AM


  6. the two girls were interviewed and said they just happened to be there and just decided on the spot to kiss in protest. more importantly, the both happen to be straight. i love our straight allies.

    Posted by: rouquinricain | Oct 24, 2012 11:59:03 AM


  7. you can read the interview here (in french): http://www.tetu.com/actualites/france/quand-on-sest-embrassees-les-anti-mariage-nous-ont-traitees-de-degueulasses-22408

    Posted by: rouquinricain | Oct 24, 2012 11:59:57 AM


  8. A couple of 'em look like the just swallowed a bug. Sanctimonious prudes.

    Posted by: StarGem | Oct 24, 2012 1:04:09 PM


  9. it speaks volumes that we still have people on this planet who won't batt an eyelash at seeing someone carrying a gun or a message of hate, and yet when two people of the same sex or gender kiss they get furiously angry.

    just like previous generations seethed with rage over mixed-race couples expressing love and affection in public.

    PDA is, indeed, a big part of The Movement. it's only shocking if you've never seen it before. so, let's get 'em all used to it, eh?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 24, 2012 1:05:07 PM


  10. it speaks volumes that we still have people on this planet who won't batt an eyelash at seeing someone carrying a gun or a message of hate, and yet when two people of the same sex or gender kiss they get furiously angry.

    just like previous generations seethed with rage over mixed-race couples expressing love and affection in public.

    PDA is, indeed, a big part of The Movement. it's only shocking if you've never seen it before. so, let's get 'em all used to it, eh?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 24, 2012 1:05:09 PM


  11. Beautiful!

    Posted by: rhea | Oct 24, 2012 1:52:08 PM


  12. France has had PAC since 1999 — a civil partnership between people of different sexes or of the same sex. As religion doesn't often make its way into politics (like in some places I know), this has been quite sufficient for most participants, as it gives gay couples, for ex., the right to adopt, the right to will one's wealth to their partner, etc. The "marriage" part is maybe the icing on the cake, but most couples here could care less, because it would change absolutely nothing. At least 50% of same sex couples become PAC'd (sp) instead of marrying in a church, another 25% just do a civil wedding in front of an official at the mairie (town hall). In any event, these protests are making hardly a ripple (look at the size of the "crowd" in that picture). It is also against the law here to make homophobic statements, accusations etc. and the French courts take this VERY seriously. Sorry, I completely lost my train of thought.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Oct 24, 2012 2:02:39 PM


  13. @tinkerbelle - i'm sorry but you really don't know what you're talking about. the fact that you got the name of the civil union wrong (it's PACS, not PAC) is not that big of a deal. the fact that you say that the PACS allows for adoption and automatic succession by the surviving partner is completely and utterly false, which is why, contrary to what people try and convince others, gay couples here really do care. the law being proposed will not just bring about marriage equality but also adoption by BOTH of the parents (currently only one of the partners can adopt and in the case of the death, well tough luck). add immigration issues (yes, i know it's possible to get a residency permit with a pacs and i'm very grateful, but marriage accords other additional immigration rights). so, despite what you say, it will change a great deal indeed.

    Posted by: rouquinricain | Oct 24, 2012 4:05:14 PM


  14. the fact that this law will allow adoption by both partners is what the protestors are most upset about anyway.

    Posted by: rouquinricain | Oct 24, 2012 4:38:28 PM


  15. Beautiful French women kissing in front of a bunch of huffy old matriarchs. What a great picture. About 50 incontinence pads needed to be changed after this moment.

    Posted by: Yeek | Oct 24, 2012 5:58:11 PM


  16. @tinkerbelle: please research what you're talking about. PACS (the "s" isn't for plural, it's for "solidarity") don't give any rights when it comes to parenthood. The intestate rights are limited. The immigration rights associated with marriage are also more generous - I know because I've gone the PACS route for my visa.

    Also, why are you talking about same-sex couples getting married in church and at town hall? There is no same-sex marriage in France.

    Posted by: Alex Blaze | Oct 24, 2012 8:27:21 PM


  17. For the record; those girls are straight and it was just an simple act of solidarity with gays! i think it's the best thing to happen when straight people react and defend their gay brothers and sisters.

    Posted by: dani | Oct 25, 2012 5:46:42 PM


  18. @Yeek - no need to be sexist. You don't have to set up the protesters as old matriarchs (why is a matriarch bad?) and the protesting women as "beautiful (young) french women." There are old lesbians too who are not considered beautiful or young and their kisses do not bring pleasure to a male audience, but we're fighting for them too.

    Posted by: Erin | Oct 29, 2012 3:55:04 PM


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