Protesters Against Gay Marriage, Adoption Disrupt French Open, Demand Pres. Hollande Resignation

Protesters Against Gay Marriage, Adoption Disrupt French Open, Demand Pres. Hollande Resignation

Protesters who were against France’s law that legalized gay marriage and the adoption of children by same-sex couples interrupted the French Open men’s Final on Sunday and demanded the resignation of France President Francoise Hollande. 

Hollande signed that law last month.

Two masked protesters also interrupted play and one came dangerously close to Rafael Nadal with a lit flare. Others held signs that protested the trampling of “children’s rights” and calling on Hollande to resign

According to the BBC, “the protesters were angered by France’s decision” to legalize gay marriage.” The publication notes that the “first same-sex wedding in France took place last month” and those against gay marriage in France have insisted that gay marriage and adoption by gay couples undermine “an essential building block of society.”

Nadal eventually won the French Open Final, becoming the first male tennis player to win a Grand Slam event eight times. 

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