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The Femen protest in Notre-Dame Cathedral
10/09/2014 - France

Femen protesters let off by Paris court over Notre Dame topless protest

Nine members of the breast-baring feminist movement Femen have been declared not guilty of causing wilful damage to a bell in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral

Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (R) with Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who has also been attacked by the far right
03/09/2014 - France

Far right targets France’s Moroccan-born education minister in ‘racist’ hate campaign

France’s new education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, has become a victim of a right-wing hate campaign.

09/07/2014 - France - Morocco

France ordered to allow illegal immigrant back in for gay wedding

France’s top administrative court has demanded the government to allow a former illegal immigrant back into the country so he can marry his French gay partner on Saturday.

French Education minister, Benoît Hamon justifies scrapping the "ABCD" gender-equality program.
01/07/2014 - France

Gender equality teaching out, new non-binding measures in

France is to replace a controversial gender-equality school program with non-compulsory teacher-training measures.
French Education Minister Benoît Hamon
28/06/2014 - France

French education minister to scrap controversial gender-equality programme, reports

France’s Socialist government is to make another climbdown in the face of right-wing family-values campaigners with the scrapping of a gender-equality programme in the country’s schools, ...
Sylvie and Dominique Mennesson with twins Valentina and Fiorella in 2000
26/06/2014 - France - European Union

European human rights court orders France to recognise surrogate-mother children

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to recognise children born to surrogate mothers abroad even though surrogacy is banned on French territory.
Former family minister Dominique Bertinotti, whose first draft of the law was dropped
11/06/2014 - France

French government resubmits controversial family law

France's government said on Tuesday it would reopen parliamentary debates next week over a controversial family law that was suspended last month.
20/05/2014 - France

French anti-smacking law postponed amid opposition to family bill

A debate in the French parliament on outlawing smacking by parents was postponed on Monday, amid an already fractious climate surrounding family affairs.

"No to gender theory!" reads a banner on an anti-gay marriage demonstration in February
16/05/2014 - France

Nantes school students defy right-wing protesters on 'skirt day'

Schoolboys in the western French city of Nantes defied right-wing demonstrators by going to school in skirts on Friday.

French press review 15 May 2014

Financial skulduggery at the conservative UMP party, striking French civil servants, Europe and Cannes, the southern French city where the film festival got underway yesterday, are this morning's ...