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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.

17/11/2014

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.
06/10/2014

French press review 06 ctober 2014

The papers devote a lot of front-page space to trying to understand yesterday's protest marches by French conservatives.
In June 343 women who had used ART abroad presented a petition calling for the scrapping of the ART ban in France to the government
23/09/2014 - France

French appeal court allows adoption of assisted reproduction babies

Lesbian couples in France may now adopt babies born due to assisted reproductive technology (ART), the highest French appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

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