France's ruling Socialist Party on
Friday added red equality avatars to their social media accounts as
the Senate debates a proposed bill which seeks to legalize marriage
and adoption for gay and lesbian couples.
The avatars feature an equal sign and
hand holding a red rose. They were added to the party's Facebook
page and Twitter
“On the occasion of the resumption of
the debate in the Senate on marriage for all, the Facebook page of
the PS wears the logo 'Equality for All,” the party announced on
The French Senate on Thursday began its
debate on the measure, two months after the bill cleared the lower
house of parliament, the National Assembly.
On Friday, senators narrowly (176-164)
defeated a motion that sought to put the issue before voters.
Meanwhile, the debate in the streets of
Paris continued, with supporters and opponents holding rallies.
“If a law passes containing the words
'marriage for same-sex couples,' then there will be artificial
reproductive technologies,” an opponent told the UK's The
Guardian. “I don't want this law because it's a lie. It's a
law that distorts ancestry, it's a law that weakens links.”