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Thursday, 02 October 2014 21:54

Roselyne Bachelot Thinks The Words Of Nicolas Sarkozy On Marriage Equality Are Shocking

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Roselyne Bachelot

In an interview with Pure médias, Roselyne Bachelot, a former minister who worked in the government of Nicolas Sarkozy, and now a columnist on the TV channel D8, responded to Sarkozy's words about the equal marriage, finding them extremely offensive.

Yesterday we discussed the political comeback of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy which has been notable for his intolerable words towards the marriage equality, calling it humiliating for families.

"I will not use families against homosexuals, as was used homosexuals against families," he declared in an interview on France 2. The one that never to be at a loss for words, Roselyne Bachelot, has said:

"These words were shocking! They reminded me of a phrase from the German playwright Franz Grillparzer that I like. "Think anyhow and say anything always provides immediate satisfaction. Eventually, when things settle, you will bear the unbearable.

Bachelot has always supported LGBT rights. She made particular among the first to advocate for domestic partnerships in the 90s when her party was opposed.

She added: "It is clear that equal marriage is not the fall of the Roman Empire! There were 7,000 same-sex marriages in 2013. There will probably 15,000 in 2014 that is to say, when we get to the end of the five year term of Francois Hollande, there will have been about 50,000 or 60,000 marriages, that is to say 120,000 homosexuals who are married. Millions of French have attended these unions! I myself have been invited to several gay and lesbian friends' weddings. And it amuses me because I met every time activists like me, but also the brave little grandmas, uncles and nephews who are all delighted with these unions. I think the cause is gaining support every day. I am alert and confident."


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