French musician Yann Tiersen has
threatened legal action against an anti-gay marriage group.
The 41-year-old Tiersen, best known for
his scoring of the 2001 film Amelie, is unhappy with the
Christian conservative group Transforma Chile's use of his
instrumental J'y Suis Jamais Alle (New Found Glory) as
background music in a video to promote its march in support of
Chile's ban on gay marriage.
“We would like to make it clear that
the use of Yann's track J'y Suis Jamais Alle in the video for
'Marcha por los Valores y la Family,' posted by the political group
Tranform Chile, is not authorised and the content of the video is not
condoned by Yann or anyone working with him,” an
August 1 note on Tiersen's official website reads. “We are
currently looking into this further and would like to thank everyone
who has emailed and messaged to let us know of the misuse.”
Last week's march through the streets
of Santiago drew roughly 1,000 people to protest President Sebastian
Pinera's plan to recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples with
a legal contract called the Non-Marital Cohabitation Agreement. It's
not full marriage, and couples must live together for more than a
year before they can enter the union.
Critics claim the union would undermine