The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) on Thursday promoted four videos featuring gay men opposed to
the French government's plans to legalize gay marriage.
NOM copied the videos from the French
group Homovox.com and posted them on its YouTube.com account.
“This law encourages homosexual
couples to think they can copy and fit in a way heterosexual couples
do,” Philippe Arino, a 32-year-old Spanish teacher says in one of
the videos. “It makes them think they have to follow the example
of man, woman and child, without respecting sexual difference. It
denies respect to homosexual couples in reality with regards to their
specificity and who they really are. Gay couples do not exist so
that they can procreate; one doesn't recognize that (if one turns
these into marriages).”
Arino called the proposed law
“homophobic.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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While the Roman Catholic church has
loudly opposed the marriage reform, and is expected to do so again
during a planned demonstration next week, many secularists who view
the institution as overly religious are also opposed.
reported that a second group, Plus Gays Sans Mariage (Gayer
Without Marriage), is also opposed to marriage equality.