Wave of homophobic violence sweeps France

Homosexuals targeted as part of growing wave of violent protest against bill allowing marriage for all.

In France, there is concern that the fierce debate over a new law introducing gay marriage is spilling over into violence.

The French Senate is voting overnight on the bill, to pass it back to the National Assembly for a second reading.

One gay rights group says it has received sixty complaints of anti-gay hatred in Paris in one week. And the image of one of the victims has shocked the nation.

Al Jazeera’s Tim Friend has the story.

Source: Al Jazeera