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France’s top gay hate group becomes a political party

France’s top gay hate group becomes a political party

Manif Pour Tous, a group that came to fame protesting same-sex marriage in France, is becoming a political party.

But the group doesn’t actually want to win elections. They won’t even be fielding any candidates.

Instead, they admit that their new status will mean they benefit from tax breaks, reports leading French newspaper Le Monde.

Alberic Dumont, the group’s vice president, said: ‘We do not do that to present candidates, it will not change our actions.’

Manif Pour Tous (Protest for All) attracted hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets to try to derail equal marriage in France.

Ultimately they failed but they have continued their fight, protesting against access to surrogacy and IVF for same-sex couples.