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Former French President Calls for Repeal of Marriage Equality, Adoption Laws

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Nov 17, 2014
In an attempt to stir up his right-wing base of supporters, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has placed the repeal of gay rights legislation at the center for his bid to reclaim the presidency in 2017.

Ex-French President Slams Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
The former president of France is making international headlines this week after saying same-sex marriage "humiliates families" during his first TV interview since announcing his return to politics on Friday.

French Court Extends Adoption Rights to Lesbians

Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction.

France Battles Bad Restaurant Food

By Louise Dewast | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.

France Retreats on Teaching Boy-Girl Equality

By Sylvie Corbet | Monday Jun 30, 2014
France is scrapping a plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

3 Men Sentenced for Anti-Gay Beating in Paris

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Three men who were accused of beating a man and his boyfriend in Paris last April were sentenced Tuesday.

French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday May 22, 2014
As part of the ’Lift the Skirt’ campaign to support gender equality, male students and teachers of 27 public schools in France wore skirts on May 16 to protest sexism, creating controversy throughout the city.

Anti-Gay Attacks in France Rise by 78 Percent in 2013

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Though same-sex marriage came to France last year, an LGBT watchdog group says the number of reported anti-gay attacks rose in 2013 by a shocking 78 percent.

Paris Uber Driver Fired for Anti-Gay Discrimination

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 28, 2014
A French driver hired by the startup transportation company Uber was fired in Paris over the weekend for allegedly refusing to pick up two men because they are gay.

French Bus Driver Fired for Spraying Lesbian Couple With Water

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
A French public bus driver has been fired after spraying water on a young lesbian couple for kissing.

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