towerThe Eiffel Tower in Paris was lit up in rainbow colours on Sunday as France’s LGBTI community celebrated their country’s legalisation of marriage equality.

The Tower was lit up as part of the celebrations for Bastille Day, the French national holiday commemorating the storming of Paris’ Bastille prison in 1789. As part of this year’s celebrations organisers returned to France’s motto, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”.

Christian Democratic Party leader Christine Boutin, who vigorously opposed same-sex marriage becoming legal, said she would “stop at nothing” to reverse the law.

France legalised same-sex marriage in April after heated debate and violent protests that split the nation between supporters and conservative, Christian and Parliamentarian opponents.

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