Lawmakers threatened ahead of final marriage vote in France

04/23/2013 | France 24 · Reuters · Google

The president of France's lower house of parliament received a package Monday containing gunpowder and a letter demanding that he delay a vote scheduled for today that is expected to give final passage to a marriage equality bill. "You wanted war, you've got it," the letter read. Some 50,000 protesters converged on Paris on Sunday to denounce the move to allow same-sex couples to marry, though polls show that 60% of the country supports the measure. Opposition to the legislation may be fueled by right-wing antipathy toward the socialist government of President Fran├žois Hollande, according to one analysis. Check GayPolitics.com for updates on today's vote.

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