France Votes for Same Sex Marriage and Adoption Rights

France is set to become the 14th nation in the world to legalise same-sex marriage, after the National Assembly passed it in a final vote after months of debate and heated protests. The ruling Socialist party and their allies in the lower house of the National Assembly passed the bill 331 in favour – 225 against, giving same-sex […]

Hollande Denounces Homophobia

French President Francois Hollande hit out at “homophobic” acts by opponents of a same-sex marriage bill following violent protests that included an attack on a gay bar. The interior minister asked protest organisers to throw out members of far-right organisations who have been involved in the violence, as opposition intensifies ahead of the bill’s expected […]

Same Sex Marriage One Step Closer in France

The French Senate has given its approval to a bill that would allow same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt. “This law will allow gay people to no longer be clandestine in their families and in the Republic,” Family Minister Dominique Bertinotti said in the Senate on Friday. AP reports the bill will formally become law […]

French Racist and Homophobic hash tags: Hollande Takes on Twitter

The French government has declared war on the racism, anti-antisemitism and homophobia spreading on Twitter. Twitter’s French timeline has recently born witness to ever more disturbing hashtags, such as #SiMonFilsestGay (if my son were gay) and #SiMaFilleRaméneUnNoir (if my daughter brought a black man home) and #unBonJuif’ (a good Jew), which has led to particularly […]