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Eiffel Tower Celebrates Marriage Equality on Bastille Day: VIDEO


The Eiffel Tower was bathed in rainbow colors during yesterday's Bastille Day celebration in Paris to mark the legalization of same-sex marriage in France this year.

Check out a gorgeous video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Did the Eiffel Tower just use it's death ray to zap something and make it explode? That's so cool.

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 15, 2013 7:17:59 AM

  2. Uh oh. Cue sweaty shirtless male protesters in 3...2...

    Posted by: Munro | Jul 15, 2013 8:06:01 AM

  3. That's pretty spectacular!

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 15, 2013 8:13:46 AM

  4. After the fall of the Bastille The women of Paris Lead a march to Versailles carrying a ten colored Rainbow flag.

    Posted by: Gilbert | Jul 15, 2013 8:19:08 AM

  5. Awesome.

    Posted by: MikahMikah | Jul 15, 2013 8:56:20 AM

  6. GILBERT - are you saying that the rainbow Eiffel Tower is more about the French Revolution than marriage equality? Is it? To the French I think so.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 15, 2013 9:57:05 AM

  7. UFFDA : No, French news report it as a sign for the marriage equality law. The fact about women of Paris leading a march to Versailles carrying a ten colored Rainbow flag is not at all well known in France.

    Posted by: oakpope | Jul 15, 2013 10:03:11 AM

  8. There's more history behind the symbolism of the rainbow and the Rainbow Flag than most are aware of . The connection to the French Revolution is an arcane point of vexillographic irony. Surely most would agree that the Eiffel Tower display of Rainbow lighting is a statement about marriage equality in France today.

    Posted by: Gilbert | Jul 15, 2013 10:06:59 AM

  9. It had the rainbow colors for a whole TWO minutes during the fireworks show.

    Don't forget France is still a very homophobic country despite the socialists getting marriage and adoption through.

    Posted by: candide001 | Jul 15, 2013 10:08:51 AM

  10. That's two minutes more than the Washington monument

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Jul 15, 2013 10:22:48 AM

  11. CANDIDE - you are delusional. France is "very" homophobic" - compared to who????

    France is more tolerant/accepting than 98% of the rest of the world.

    How about ALL of Africa? ALL of the Middle East?

    You're a moron.

    Posted by: spatial79 | Jul 15, 2013 11:08:00 AM

  12. @Candide Paris has had a gay mayor and they have gay marriage. I live there part time and I assure you that you have no idea what you're commenting about. Big surprise, here.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jul 15, 2013 11:38:50 AM

  13. lol. I guess a country where more than half the citizens don't think gays are fit to adopt children doesn't qualify as homophobic. (In the US even Paul Ryan has endorsed gay adoption.) While France is tolerant of gay sex, it still has a very strong heterosexist bias and regards gays as inferior. In a recent interview the mayor of Marseille (France's second largest city) said emphatically that his city was NOT gay-friendly. He said there are a few clubs where "those who approve of homosexuality" can go. But the city itself is not supportive. I live in France half the year too. (As to Paris having a gay mayor, Houston has a gay mayor. I don't think that means Texas isn't a homophobic state.)

    Posted by: candide001 | Jul 15, 2013 2:53:22 PM

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