The obscure allies of France's anti-gay marriage movement


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A month before the ‘Manif Pour Tous’ demonstration in Paris on Sunday (see news report of the event here), which was a test of the continuing strength of a movement that, beginning in 2012, brought hundreds of thousands onto French streets to protest against France’s same-sex marriage bill, the US-based World Congress of Families held what it called a “regional conference” in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. The agenda of the conference, which was attended by key figures of the ‘Manif Pour Tous’ movement, included talks on themes that are dear to those who demonstrated in Paris this weekend, such as: “Totalitarianism of LGBT ideology”, “Natural family is the key to resolving major problems of humankind”, “The European Union against families and traditional values”, and “The demographic winter and the moral decline of the West”.