01/17/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Morning Links: Paris and Washington, D.C.

-- Last weekend in Paris, more than 340,000 protesters marched in protest of same-sex marriage. Now, the mayor of Paris is hitting organizers of the march with a $133,000 bill for clean-up costs, to cover damages by the protestors to the grass on the Champs-de-Mars.

-- In a testament to Obama's ongoing support of gay rights, and the progress he has already helped move along in his first term, the President's inaugural committee has chosen a gay man discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell to be one of eight "citizen co-chairs" to join the commander-in-chief's swearing in.