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Hollande Dismisses Protest


TIBERGE at Galliawatch reports on François Hollande’s reaction to the huge rally ten days ago against marriage rights for homosexuals. According to Le Figaro:

[O]n substance, the president will not give in at all. No chance that he will erase the word marriage from the law and replace it with civil union, as the representatives for the Manif pour Tous are demanding. Nor does he have the slightest intention to hold a referendum demanded by the Right. “He will reaffirm his determination to pass the law. The principle will not change,” insists a spokesman for Elysée.