2nd February 2013
French General Assembly votes to make same-sex marriage legal 56
12:14 PM — The French National Assembly, the lower house of France's Parliament has voted in favour of making same-sex marriage legal. A series of further votes will follow before the law is changed.
29th January 2013
France: Parliamentary debate over equal marriage begins 7
5:40 PM — Following months of debate and controversy over the issue of equal marriage, proposals to allow it went before the French parliament today.
28th January 2013
France: Cartoon characters share gay kisses at equal marriage rally 5
1:26 PM — Famous cartoon characters were paired up in same-sex couples in a display as part of a rally for equal marriage in France.
27th January 2013
France: A quarter of a million rally for same-sex marriage in Paris and Lyon 39
7:13 PM — As many as a quarter of a million people have gathered in the French cities of Paris and Lyon to support plans to introduce same-sex marriage equality.
25th January 2013
France: Court rules that Twitter must hand over details of homophobic and anti-semitic users 6
2:15 PM — Twitter has been ordered by a French court to hand over details of users who posted anti-semitic tweets, in what could be a significant move against homophobia, racism and anti-semitism in the country.
22nd January 2013
France: Karl Lagerfeld supports equal marriage with lesbian brides at couture show 1
1:25 PM — Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has used his lastest fashion show to support equal marriage amidst divides across France on the issue.
17th January 2013
France: Elle magazine releases ‘marriage for all’ pro-equality issue 6
5:22 PM — 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.
16th January 2013
Paris: Anti-equal marriage protesters ordered to pay €100,000 clean-up cost 42
2:29 PM — The Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe has imposed a hefty cleaning bill on the organisers of a march opposing same-sex marriage.
13th January 2013
France: 340,000 protest against equal marriage rights in Paris 102
5:06 PM — 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.
12th January 2013
Thousands of French lesbians travel to Belgium for artificial insemination 7
11:03 PM — 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.
11th January 2013
France: Comedian who claims to be pro-gay plans to rally 200,000 against equal marriage 32
5:55 PM — 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.
Poll: Strong support across Europe for equal marriage and adoption – but France divided 9
12:52 PM — 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.
9th January 2013
France drops assisted reproduction for lesbians from ‘marriage for all’ bill 5
11:49 PM — The ruling French Socialist government dropped medically assisted reproduction for lesbian couples, from the country's upcoming bill to legalise marriage equality.
French Government: Twitter should ban homophobic and anti-semitic tweets 7
10:25 PM — 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.
8th January 2013
Paris: Court refuses permission for new gay bar after complaints from residents 11
6:44 PM — A French businessman has accused the authorities in Paris of victimisation after a court refused to allow him to build a gay nightclub.
6th January 2013
Francoise Hollande supports education minister on Catholic school equal marriage row 15
5:13 PM — 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.
5th January 2013
France: A majority of French people would like a referendum on equal marriage 32
1:17 AM — 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.
2nd January 2013
Lesbian couple celebrate with France’s first baby of 2013 3
4:23 PM — 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.
17th December 2012
France: Thousands take to the streets in support of equal marriage and adoption rights 2
1:15 AM — 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.
5th December 2012
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — 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”.