29th November 2014
France: Former President who wants to repeal same-sex marriage elected as opposition leader 11
9:55 PM — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who wants to repeal same-sex marriage, has been elected to lead the main opposition party.
19th November 2014
France: Former President Sarkozy condemned by key allies for call to scrap equal marriage 18
5:09 PM — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been condemned by a number of his political allies, after he called for same-sex marriage to be repealed.
16th November 2014
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy: Same-sex marriage should be scrapped 36
12:26 PM — France's former President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for the country to repeal its same-sex marriage laws.
30th April 2013
Sarkozy jabs Hollande’s equal marriage policy in rare speaking appearance 20
1:19 PM — While giving a speech in Canada the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made several oblique jabs at his successor, Francois Hollande, including suggestions that introducing equal marriage during an economic crisis was unwise.
26th November 2012
Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: ‘I am in favour of gay marriage and adoption’ 7
10:15 AM — The former first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has backed the current French Government’s plans to make same-sex marriage legal.
7th October 2012
France: More officials speak out against equal marriage 7
10:46 PM — The prospect of new legislation allowing gay people in France to marry and adopt has been met with opposition from religious groups as well as several mayors who have spoken out in opposition to the idea.
4th October 2012
Paris: District mayor suggests equal marriage could lead to ‘incest’ 28
7:07 PM — A district mayor in Paris is under fire after announcing that he will refuse to conduct same-sex marriages after he said they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.
17th April 2012
Nicolas Sarkozy affirms view of family as ‘a mother and a father’ 62
3:05 PM — Incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy has re-affirmed his opposition to marriage equality ahead of this weekend's elections in France.
6th April 2012
Possible gay link to death of French academic in New York 15
12:16 PM — A married Parisian academic who was found dead in his Manhattan hotel room on Tuesday this week is said to have been using gay hook-up websites on his laptop prior to his death.