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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.
15/10/2014

French press review 15 October 2014

The pope is credited with a revolution in the Catholic church. The Germans may ride to the rescue of France's budget deficit.
African communities in Dakar: part 4/5
28/08/2014 - International report

African communities in Dakar: part 4/5

In part four of our series African communities in Dakar, RFI meets two gay Gambian men who fled to Senegal for safety, but are disappointed with what they found.

'Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it!' A gay activist celebrating the annulment of Uganda's anti-gay law, Entebbe, 9 August 2014
14/08/2014 - Uganda - Interview

Don’t tamper with Uganda’s children, says MP backing new anti-gay law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to re-table a controversial anti-gay bill that was recently struck down by the country's constitutional court.
Nicholas Opiyo appears with anti-gay pastor Martin Ssempa at the constitutional court hearing in Kampala, 30 July 2014.
30/07/2014 - Uganda - Interview

We’ll have Uganda’s anti-gay law struck down at the constitutional court, lawyer

Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country’s controversial anti-gay laws overturned.
25/07/2014

African press review 25 July 2014

The crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in northern Mali with 118 passengers and crew on board is the top story in most African newspapers.

US comic Jay Leno (c) demonstrates outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, also owned by the Sultan of Brunei
01/06/2014 - France - Brunei

French celebrities call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotel over sharia law

Business tycoon François-Henri Pinault and fashion editor Anna Wintour are among hundreds of people here in France calling for a boycott of Paris’s Meurice Hotel, which is owned by the ...
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.

"Equal rights for all!" demands this banner on a pro-gay marriage demonstration in Nice last year
08/05/2014 - France

French family kidnaps lesbian daughter fleeing arranged marriage

Three members of a French family of Turkish origin have been charged with kidnapping a young gay woman for fleeing an arranged marriage.
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