John M. Becker

Former French President Sarkozy Calls for Repeal of Equal Marriage Law

Filed By John M. Becker | November 16, 2014 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: France, gay marriage, marriage discrimination, marriage equality, Nicolas Sarkozy, repeal, same-sex marriage

"If you prefer that I say 'repeal the [marriage and adoption equality] law'... it comes down to the same thing."

-- Nicolas Sarkozy, the conservative former president of France, speaking at a debate yesterday organized by the conservative group "Common Sense." He initially said that France's marriage pour tous

Sarkozy, who is widely expected to run again for president in 2017, has previously claimed that marriage equality is "humiliating families" and "humiliating people who love the family." Mr. Sarkozy loves marriage and family so much that he's on his third one.

Sarkozy's views are out of step with those of the French people, 68% of whom support same-sex marriage and 53% of whom support adoption equality.

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