French far-right leader Marion Le Pen attacks gay families in address to Trump supporters at CPAC

French far-right politician Marion Le Pen was cheered by crowds at a US conservative conference as she lashed out at gay families and vowed to “take our country back”.

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is a member of France’s National Assembly for the far-right Front National Party, and the niece of the party’s failed former Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Le Pen was invited this week to speak to US Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), addressing attendees on a line-up that also included US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and a string of senior GOP officials.

The French activist, a strong opponent of LGBT rights, was cheered by the crowd as she tore into gay adoption and same-sex marriage.

Marion Marechal Le Pen (Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

She said: “How did we get here? The EU and French governments forgot one crucial point: to open oneself to the outside you must have a solid core. To welcome you have to remain, and to share you must have something to offer.

“Without nation and without family, the limits of the common good, natural law and collective morality disappears as the reign of egoism continues.

Today, even children have become merchandise… we hear in the public debate that we have the right to order a child in a catalogue, we have the right to rent a woman’s womb, we have the right to deprive a child of a mother and father. No you don’t. A child is not a right. Is this the freedom that we want? No!

“We do not want this atomized world of individuals without gender, without mother, without father, without nation.

“We want our country back. There is a youth ready for this fight today.”

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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