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Less than two weeks ago, in a spate of violence against gays, Dutch-born Wilfred de Bruijn was beaten up while walking arm in arm with his partner in Paris. De Bruijn posted a picture of his bruised and bloody face on Facebook, stating "it's the face of homophobia".
The figurehead of the anti-gay marriage movement, the comedian Virginie Tellenne, who calls herself Frigide Barjot and who has described herself as "press attaché for Jesus", had earlier said: "If Hollande wants blood, he'll get it." She later retracted her comment, saying she had "gone too far".
A gay couple were attacked as they left a night club in the Mediterranean city of Nice at the weekend in the latest apparent homophobic attack in France. Raphaël Leclerc was punched and kicked after being jumped by three men when they left a club at around 5am on Saturday.
The final vote in the French legislature, which will legalize same-sex marriage in what will be the largest nation, population-wise, to date, is scheduled for tomorrow. Maybe after that the crazies can go back to attacking liberte instead of egalite. Or just crawl back into their holes.
Originally posted to jpmassar on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 08:13 AM PDT.