Watch A Tearjerker Google Ad For Gay Marriage in France

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Last month, President Francoise Hollande signed a law authorizing gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples in France, but according to a new ad from Google, same sex couples have been using Google Hangouts to skirt the law for a few months.

The ad, which is quite the tearjerker, follows French couples who used the Google Hangout technology to get married in France by video conferencing with a Belgian mayor who seems more than happy to officiate the joyous occasions. Same-sex marriage is legal in Belgium, one of the world’s 14 nations that accepts same-sex marriage. The stars of the Google ad are Marc-Antoine and Sebastien, who met in 1976 and — thanks to Google — finally found a way to make their relationship official.

The couples’ union was put together by a group called by a French NGO called Together for Equality, or Tous Unis Pour L’Egalité. The group has already organized six weddings via the Google video platform and, as their video statement shows, they are ready to keep on going. While the largely symbolic ceremonies do not change the couple’s legal status in France, it’s clear that they are very meaningful, even if you’re just watching an ad about them.

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29 comments
Plato
Plato

The homosexuality exists in the nature from time immemorial.

The marriage does not exist in the nature. It is him who is artificial.

The marriage is cultural. The debate on the same-sex marriage is thus a cultural debate.

If the legitimacy of a marriage is based on its fertility, then it would be necessary to forbid the barren marriages, to the sterile persons, to the elderly. If the legitimacy of one marriage is based on the standard, then it would be necessary to forbid the marriages except standards for example remarriage, the marriages between different religious communities, enters ethnic group different.

If we consider that " a marriage must be based on the love” and that the homosexuality is not the love, then it would be necessary to forbid all the marriages which are not based on the love: the money matches, the forced marriages. IT would be necessary to “un-married” all married people who do not love each other any more.

If we consider that the marriage has to assure the education of the children, and that only a heterosexual marriage and a biological filiation can assure the correct education of the children, then it would be necessary to forbid the adoptions, to remove the children of single-parent families, to forbid the divorces, to remove the children of the widowers and the widows. On the other hand, a man and a woman marrying and striking, violating or humbling their children would constitute a family unit more justifiable than a homosexual couple.

All this to say that the opponents of the same-sex marriage roam after a dream, a fantasy which has never existed somewhere else that in fairy tales: a white man marries a 18-year-old white virgin women and lives together happy and liking itself until 90 years old, with a white little boy and a white girl, with love and protection all their life, without accident, and when of the happiness, the money and the success in a pure American dream... People who believe that this thing exists never open their books of history, and do not often exceed the limits of their kind district. The laws are not made for the dreams, but for the reality. Yet, the reality is very different, in the reality there are homosexual couples, often moreover easier and more cultivated than the average, often more tolerant as well, after all as their particular status was able to make them endure, and thus after all maybe more ready to educate children, by transmitting their taste for the culture, their spirit of tolerance, etc. Thus yes, the legitimization of the homosexual couples can have an impact on the society, a positive impact, as in the XVIIth century, in Italy, where a big tolerance for certain homosexuals (Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo…) had to coincide with a period of considerable prosperity, as we called the Renaissance (“reborn” in French).

mary.waterton
mary.waterton

It doesn't jerk any tears ... it turns my stomach.

PaulLeBlond
PaulLeBlond

@mary.waterton You may need to check to see if you have a heart. Perhaps a pulse?

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@PaulLeBlond Paul, Mary simply reported the effect the scenario in question had on her, as someone opposed to "same-sex marriage". Is she not entitled to hold an opinion of her own, however much it differs from yours?

pbeirne
pbeirne

@Thetruthteller @PaulLeBlond she is entitled to hold that opinion.  However, she has no entitlement not to have that opinion challenged or called out upon.  Free speech allows for open and fair discussion of all view points, but there are consequences to voicing opinion in society.  You can choose to say that you are against gay marriage, but others equally have a right to condemn that if they so wish.

john.akira
john.akira

By now, don't we ALL know homophobes are threatened by what they fear they may actually expose one of their own very closets they seem to vehemently fight against Why would any one care if a lion sleeps with an elephant or why would a Wall street millionaire marries a tribeswoman from Africa? How does any of these irrelevant things affect a homophobe's life? If homophobes are dead against homosexuality, are they saying they fear being magically "transformed" into GLBT if they watch a gay porn, associate with one. one or have neighbors who are? Such a hypocritical society we live in. Bullying is a sure sign of great insecurity and unhappy bitterness. Secure human beings are too busy with their own happy lives to interfere with other's happiness.

mary.waterton
mary.waterton

@john.akira 

Using that same logic, I'm guessing the reason why poop at the dinner table makes people nauseous is because they secretly want to eat some?

PaulLeBlond
PaulLeBlond

@mary.waterton @john.akira You apparently fail at Logic Mary. Pooping at the dinner table would have an adverse reaction on my appetite. Tom and Mark holding hands three states away has no affect on your life whatsoever. Swing and a MISS

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@PaulLeBlond Well, actually, Tom and Mark multiplied by five hundred thousand, yes, it has an aggregated effect on the mores and attitudes of society, and how people choose to raise their kids, Paul. Many of us do not wish our children exposed to institutionalized alternative lifestyle choices that we deem contrary to good morals and a holistically healthy life. Agree to disagree, Paul?

AbinicoWarez
AbinicoWarez like.author.displayName 1 Like

Ahhh. how sweet - can hardly wait to see their babies.

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@AbinicoWarez Gave me a laugh there, dude. You're right, theirs is a twisted parody of a real marriage. Meanwhile, back at the ranch across the Atlantic, there is a new sound in the air. Can you hear it? Listen closely now. You might need to strain your ears but... there it is! Do any of you know what it is? It's the sound of NOTHING. That's right. Nothing's been happening of late in the homosexual camp.

After a series of blitzkrieg victories and inroads into normal society, the "gay" hordes have gotten bogged down in the marshy wastes of officialdom, the homosexual Armada hopelessly entangled in the Sargasso Sea of political expediency. And straight (i.e. normal) society is becoming more vocal in its counterattack.

The hapless "gays" have become the victims of their own success and are now feeling the backlash of too much-too soon. So a pall has descended on the rainbow-flagged tents of the heathen armies. Their advance guard is muted, the pink-clad legions on the defensive, low morale rampant among all. Critical momentum has been lost.

A couple months ago, any peep of opposition would have resulted in at least a dozen apologists for homosexuality descending on one's head, all screaming "homophobe", etc. at one. Now, I am surprised at the number of individuals speaking up for normalcy. Wherefore cometh all these champions of heterosexuality out of the woodwork? Ah, Gaydom is learning that society will only stomach so much of a radically-new diet, before vomiting it out again.

PaulLeBlond
PaulLeBlond

@Thetruthteller @AbinicoWarez Obviously you are void of news.... or even perhaps this very article. What were you reading again? Look at the polling data. Gay marriage acceptance has been on the upswing for the last 20 years. It hasnt gone the other directions once. Several states over the last 3 years and some by public ballot. Sticking your head in the sand and screaming LA LA LA LA LA isnt going to stop the inevitable. If you have 100 people and every day one more person comes around and no more people are being added. Whats that tell ya Truth? Ironic name by the way.

tgarry01
tgarry01

So much is happening and will continue until equal rights are secured. More and more people are learning to accept it. None are going the other way.

tgarry01
tgarry01

Not idealistic, just certain that this is going in the direction of acceptance and liberty. I can respect those who disagree with the principle, but those who fail to see that this change is coming and coming quickly are idiots.

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@tgarry01 You starry-eyed idealist. What do you think provision of those so-called "equal rights" is contingent on? The will of the masses?

pdxuser
pdxuser

@AbinicoWarez Are you an a-hole to every elderly couple who can't have a baby, or just a bigot?

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@pdxuser @AbinicoWarez You mean, if they were a "couple" of young 20-30-somethings, there would be no problem? If you do, pdf file, I refer you to the services of a high school biology textbook. :)

Thetruthteller
Thetruthteller

@PaulLeBlond Look Paul, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

I know I've made some very forceful declarations recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my tone will be back to normal. I've still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the eventual triumph of morality. And I want to help you.