The proposed legalization of gay marriages in France has come under scanner. With thousands of protestors marching in the French Capital on Sunday, the proposed move by President Francois Hollande’s has come into the public preview.
The French government has decided on going ahead with a plan that will legalize gay marriages in France and the proposed move is to see the light of the day by June. Television footage of the protest march showed protestors clashing with security forces, even as tear gas shells hit the protestors. The police estimated that over 300,000 people participated in the protest march.
The French government has however taken little care to soothe the public sentiments. The first such protest march had taken place in January and even at that point of time, things had got out of control.
However, President Hollande seems little worried over the public outcry over the increasing public anger of going ahead with this legislation. The President has vowed to go ahead with the legislation and proposes to push through the law. This he plans to do with his Socialist parliamentary majority. However, the President does not seem to take into account the brewing public anger over this move. He has angered his opponents by pushing through this legislation. The President does not seem interested in initiating a public debate over the topic and has been sidelining the issues raised by opposition on this topic.
The Justice minister Christine Taubira has also described the current move as “Change of Civilization.” The proposed bill is to be examined by the senate in April and given the majority that President holds in the assembly, the proposed legislation will see the light of the day.
The impact of such a move can have disastrous effects for maintaining the social fabric of any country and it is for everyone to interpret, if any such move needs to be promoted at a mass level. A war of words has meanwhile begun and everyone, including the common man is participating actively in this discussion.
The opposition to this legislation is huge and given the public outcry, the President might have to do a rethink over the move. Meanwhile, the faith leaders in France have stood up strongly against any such move. They argue that any such move can create social and psychological problems in the society and children would be deeply impacted and influenced by any such move.
It is for everyone to see if any such move is implemented, the consequences can have a bearing on the social face of the society in France, and things can take a turn for the worse.