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However, Frigide Barjot, the chief spokesperson for the movement against same-sex marriage, said the fight is not over.
“Our fight continues and I am sure there will be lots of us [protesting] on the streets on 26 May following this news. We are going to change civilisation unless French people decide otherwise,” she told news agency AFP.
The French government had said it was confident the opponents’ motion would fail, and that the first same-sex marriages could be celebrated as early as June.