17 January 2013
France: Elle magazine releases ‘marriage for all’ pro-equality issue
The French edition of Elle Magazine has come out in support of equal marriage in France, amidst a heated debate on the issue by featuring a lesbian couple getting married, on its cover.
16 January 2013
Paris: Anti-equal marriage protesters ordered to pay €100,000 clean-up cost
The Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe has imposed a hefty cleaning bill on the organisers of a march opposing same-sex marriage.
13 January 2013
France: 340,000 protest against equal marriage rights in Paris
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Paris protest against the country’s upcoming bill which would allow equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
12 January 2013
Thousands of French lesbians travel to Belgium for artificial insemination
Thousands of French lesbians couples are believed to have travelled to Belgium in order to conceive babies, through artificial insemination, which is not available in their home country.
11 January 2013
France: Comedian who claims to be pro-gay plans to rally 200,000 against equal marriage
An anti-equal marriage movement in France, which has organised a rally this weekend hoping to bring out 200,000 demonstrators, has found a leader in a comedian who has denied accusations of homophobia.
11 January 2013
Poll: Strong support across Europe for equal marriage and adoption – but France divided
A majority of people in several European countries believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to get married and adopt children, but in France the public is divided, according to a poll.
9 January 2013
France drops assisted reproduction for lesbians from ‘marriage for all’ bill
The ruling French Socialist government dropped medically assisted reproduction for lesbian couples, from the country's upcoming bill to legalise marriage equality.
9 January 2013
French Government: Twitter should ban homophobic and anti-semitic tweets
The French Government has suggested that the social networking company Twitter should be fighting against homophobic, anti-semitic and racist tweets that potentially break its laws on hate speech.
8 January 2013
Paris: Court refuses permission for new gay bar after complaints from residents
A French businessman has accused the authorities in Paris of victimisation after a court refused to allow him to build a gay nightclub.
6 January 2013
Francoise Hollande supports education minister on Catholic school equal marriage row
French President, Francois Hollande voiced his support for his education minister who wrote a controversial letter urging Catholic schools to avoid bringing the issue of equal marriage into the classroom.
5 January 2013
France: A majority of French people would like a referendum on equal marriage
A new survey has revealed that more than two thirds of French people would like a referendum on marriage equality and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
2 January 2013
Lesbian couple celebrate with France’s first baby of 2013
The first baby in France to be born in 2013 was by a lesbian couple, although current inequality means only one of the parents has formal legal recognition.
17 December 2012
France: Thousands take to the streets in support of equal marriage and adoption rights
Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, in support of the government's decision to legalise equal marriage and adoption.
5 December 2012
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article
Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
4 December 2012
Paris gay-friendly mosque denounced by Islamic leaders
Islamic leaders in Paris are condemning the opening of what's been described as Europe's first gay-friendly mosque.
4 December 2012
France: President’s partner to be a witness at one of the first same-sex weddings
Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of the French President François Hollande, has shown her support for moves to make marriage equal by announcing that she will be a witness at one of the first same-sex marriages.
30 November 2012
Interview: Jean-Luc Romero talks on the fight against AIDS, social media, and equal marriage in France
Jean-Luc Romero, a French politician, author, and active campaigner against HIV/AIDS, after having been the first French politician to be openly HIV-positive back in 2002, he has focussed his career on "the human", and human rights.
29 November 2012
France: Parkinson sufferer awarded €200,000 after medicine turned him into gay sex addict
A French court has upheld a compensation payment to a previously heterosexual man who became a gay sex addict after taking medication for Parkinsons.
26 November 2012
Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: ‘I am in favour of gay marriage and adoption’
The former first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has backed the current French Government’s plans to make same-sex marriage legal.
22 November 2012
French president U-turns on same-sex marriage opt-out idea
French President Francois Hollande appears to have backtracked on suggestions that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.