French anti-gay activist: Same-sex marriage responsible for orphans

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A French anti-gay leader has claimed that children raised by same-sex couples will end up as orphans.

Ludovine de la Rochere, president of the group La Manif Pour Tous made the claim at a session of the group’s summer university, which holds workshops that train anti-gay activists.

She said: “Since the adoption of same-sex marriage, there were 721 requests for adoption by homosexual couples. So there will be 721 more orphaned children, in the name of the law!”

Paris this week celebrated its 2000th same-sex marriage, following the passage of equal marriage in May 2013.

The event was attended by Brian Brown, the President of the US National Organisation for Marriage, who appeared at the group’s summer university training session.

Brown also attended an anti-gay conference in Moscow last week, at which a resolution was passed to call for lobbyists to introduce ‘gay propaganda’ laws across the world.

The resolution called for activists “to work for the adoption of legislative bans on all types propaganda concerning homosexual relationships” in order to “uphold the interests of children” across the world.