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Sabrina Hout
29/09/2015 - France

Marseille official sentenced for refusing to perform same-sex marriage

A Marseille court has handed a five-month suspended sentence to a city official who refused to marry two women. The case is the first since France legalised same-sex marriage in 2013.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Washington DC shaking hand with spokesman Shehu Garba
20/07/2015 - Nigeria - United States

Nigerian anti-gay activists fear Obama pressure on Buhari during US visit

Nigerian opponents of gay rights vowed to defend the country’s anti-gay laws as President Muhammadu Buhari met his United States counterpart Barack Obama in Washington DC on Monday.
The French parliament legalised same-sex marriage two years ago
17/05/2015 - FRANCE

French Protestant church authorises gay marriages

France's largest Protestant grouping has agreed to celebrate gay weddings two years after government's law legalising same-sex marriage was passed in the face of opposition from right-wingers and ...
Pope Francis leads the ceremony for the canonisation of four nuns at Saint Peter's square in the Vatican City
17/05/2015 - vatican - PALESTINE - FRANCE

Pope canonises French nun despite stand-off over gay ambassador nomination

Pope Francis canonised a 19th-century French nun, along with two Palestinians and an Italian, on Sunday.
The Vatican has dragged its feet in approving the gay ambassador picked by French President François Hollande
15/04/2015 - France - Vatican

Gay envoy to Vatican 'remains the French proposal', says government spokesman

France says it will stand by its choice to send a gay diplomat to the Vatican, which has dragged its feet in approving the envoy.

Front National  vice-president Florian Philippot
13/12/2014 - France

Front National deputy leader sues magazine over ‘gay partner’ photos

The deputy leader of France’s Front National is to take Closer magazine to court for printing photos it implies prove he is gay.
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira going to a cabinet meeting
05/12/2014 - France

Another far-right French councillor fined for comparing Justice Minister Taubira to monkey

A French local councillor has been fined 3,000 euros for comparing France’s black Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey in a tweet. He says it was just a joke.


French press review 17 November 2014

The French press rounds up all the usual suspects . . .
French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Sens Commun meeting
16/11/2014 - France

Sarkozy calls for gay marriage repeal, Socialists hit back at ‘reactionary’ speech

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has called for France’s gay marriage law to be scrapped as he prepares a bid to stand again for the country’s top job in 2017.
LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage
04/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

LGBT Catholics in France talk about gay marriage

When it comes to the subject of marriage, homosexuality, and the Catholic church, things are complicated in France.