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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.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the anti-racism plan in Créteil on Friday
17/04/2015 - FRANCE

France to devote 100 million euros to fight against anti-Semitism, racism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday pledged 100 million euros to finance a plan to fight racism and anti-Semitism, three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.

French press review 15 December 2014

Former US president George W Bush and former vice president Dick Cheney are described as “Torturers”.
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 press review 13 December 2014

Should politicians be outed? Is French artistic production under threat? How do France’s letters get delivered? And is homework good for school students?

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

'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.

African press review 11 August 2014

In Nigeria, the church is adopting measures to fight Ebola. This is in this morning's Vanguard.
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.
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, ...