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Massive Gay Kiss-In Held in Front of Hôtel de Ville, Paris as France Mulls Marriage Equality: VIDEO


Videographer Morgane Thibault sent us this video she shot of a massive kiss-in held last night in front of the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The Hôtel de Ville is the building housing the City of Paris's administration

She writes:

This is a video I shot last night in Paris while LGBT people were kissing in front of Hotel de Ville, to show support for the "marriage for all" bill which would extend marriage rights and adoption rights to homosexual couples. The bill is being harshly debated by a very aggressive right wing, which has prompted LGBT groups to show support in various ways including this symbolic action (a nod to the famous "Baiser de l'hotel de ville" photograph by Robert Doisneau)

One woman even brought her gay dog to observe the lip-locking.



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  1. What a great way for me to start my surfing today!

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 16, 2012 11:22:06 AM

  2. Looks wonderful!

    Posted by: Matt26 | Nov 16, 2012 11:32:47 AM

  3. FYI, Morgane is a "she" ;)

    Posted by: Xavier | Nov 16, 2012 11:36:20 AM

  4. That'll show em.

    Posted by: AJ | Nov 16, 2012 11:48:50 AM

  5. that gay dog was adorable !!!!

    Posted by: xael | Nov 16, 2012 11:49:24 AM

  6. how does she know the dog is gay ?

    Posted by: xael | Nov 16, 2012 12:03:02 PM

  7. France has a great, new left wing President so I'm sure he will manage to pass these new laws !

    Go France !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 16, 2012 12:06:54 PM

  8. France kissing French kissing. OUI!

    Posted by: UFFDA | Nov 16, 2012 12:25:23 PM

  9. wow, that was hot....thanks Andy :)

    Posted by: RxR | Nov 16, 2012 12:26:18 PM

  10. I wonder if the charming Monsieur Delanoe staged his own kiss-in inside the building. Is he still the mayor of Paris?

    Posted by: hugo | Nov 16, 2012 1:00:51 PM

  11. And if there's one thing the French have taught us is how to kiss....forget braided hair under the arm....a sloppy kiss with extended groping tongue is a rage around the world....merci...

    Posted by: Barry | Nov 16, 2012 8:02:51 PM

  12. France is my adoptive country- I speak the language, I have a host family there, I know it very well. I have always been disappointed in the pervasive homophobia when compared to the rest of Europe.

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 17, 2012 9:33:13 PM

  13. Lovely <3

    Posted by: Miguel | Nov 18, 2012 12:56:53 PM

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