Tens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to protest against a new law allowing lesbian couples and single women the right to conceive children with medical help. Many of the protesters had also been active in the large protest movement against same-sex marriage seven years ago. In , the legalisation of same-sex marriage in France was unique among its European neighbours in sparking months of large street demonstrations, which saw violent clashes between far-right groups and riot police and led to a rise in homophobic attacks. The protesters on Sunday included pensioners and couples with young children. The turnout was lower than for the rallies but organisers said they were encouraged by the size of the march and planned further demonstrations. Last month, the lower house of the French parliament approved the draft bioethics law which would allow lesbian and single women to conceive children with medical help.
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By William Cole For Mailonline. Shouting 'Long live Georgia' and 'Shame', the protesters tried to force their way inside the Amirani cinema but where held back. One was detained for attacking a young woman and 24 others for hooliganism and disobeying police orders. This is an insult to our faith, our traditions and all that is holy for us,' said Guram Damenia, who came dressed in a traditional Georgian costume. The drama has won worldwide critical acclaim but was denounced by the Caucasus country's influential Orthodox Church as an 'affront to the traditional Georgian values'. In front of the Amirani cinema in the capital Tbilisi, the anti-gay protesters chanted 'Long live Georgia! The interior ministry said 11 protesters were arrested for 'disobeying police'.
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Social movements may focus on equal rights, such as the s movement for marriage equality, or they may focus on liberation, as in the gay liberation movement of the s and s. Earlier movements focused on self-help and self-acceptance, such as the homophile movement of the s. Although there is not a primary or an overarching central organization that represents all LGBT people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide. The earliest organizations to support LGBT rights were formed in the 19th century.