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Protesters Slam Gay Marriage Law As 'Attack Against The Family'

Agence France Presse | Gergory Danel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and Lyon on Sunday against new laws easing abortion restrictions and legalising gay marriage, accusing Fr...

Why The Fight Over Gay Marriage In France Isn't Finished

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators began gathering in Paris and Lyon on Sunday in a renewed protest against France's legalisation o...

INCREDIBLE Number Of LGBT Couples Have Gotten Married In France Since 2013

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

About 7,000 same-sex couples tied the knot in France last year after gay marriage was legalised in May, the national statistics agency said Tuesday.Fr...

Great News For Gay Couples In France

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

France's top court ruled Friday that mayors cannot refuse to conduct same-sex marriages on the ground it goes against their religious or moral beliefs...

Two Grooms

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Levithan

Remarkably, as of June 26, 2013, at the age of 62, I can now marry another man with full federal benefits. For the moment I'm celebrating this new era. I hadn't expected it so soon. Sometimes it's a delight to be blindsided!

LOOK: France Celebrates First Pride Since Legalizing Gay Marriage

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

Tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of Paris to mark the city's Gay Pride on Saturday, exactly one month to the day since France celebrat...

17 LGBT Political Moments That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Happy Pride Month! In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at some of the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political momen...

John Oliver Takes On Anti-Gay Protesters

Posted 06.14.2013 | Comedy

On Thursday, John Oliver took some time to check in with "Gaywatch: International Edition" to see how the rest of the world is handling the slow proce...

Jan Diehm

LOOK: Gay Marriage Map Shifts Ahead Of SCOTUS Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, all eyes are on Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing...

Becoming France's First Gay Newlyweds (VIDEO)

Vincent Boileau-Autin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Vincent Boileau-Autin

Our thoughts are with all those organizations, gay or straight, that rallied to make this possible, and with all the gay people who fought for their rights and who are unfortunately no longer here to live this celebration. It is with particular feeling that we say to them, "Thank you."

Not-So-Gay Paris: Why France's Same-Sex Marriage Fight Is Far From Over

Real Clear World | Paul Ames | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's Paris under the spring sunshine. Couples stroll hand-in-hand, steal kisses while window shopping past chic boutiques, or whisper sweet-nothings o...

Now, How Do We Celebrate Mother's Day?

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

With all the mommies working two jobs and many of the daddies laid off, how do they celebrate Mother's Day? More trenchantly, how do all the gay couples with children celebrate Mother's Day?

325,000 All Out Members Celebrate French Marriage Victory

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

More than 325,000 All Out members signed the largest petition for equality in French history. All Out members organized pro-marriage rallies in 17 cities throughout the country. Members also raised enough money to purchase an ad in Le Monde on the day of the Senate vote.

Homophobic 'Death To Gays' Hashtag Trending In France

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates across France celebrated the country's decision to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, a homopho...

OOPS! Anti-LGBT Politicians Accidentally Vote For France's Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Well, that's embarrassing. As many rejoiced over France's legalization of gay marriage, one French politician was left a bit red-faced after the vo...

Civil Marriage Is Now Universal

Christiane Taubira | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Christiane Taubira

What are others losing? Or more directly, what could it be that is more precious for heterosexual couples and heterosexual parents, and how could this be changing it?

Gunpowder Threat Sent To French Parliament Leader

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As France prepares to make a decision on gay marriage, opponents of the sweeping social rights legislation are stepping up their efforts to delay the ...

France's Gay Marriage Proposal Prompts Last-Ditch Protests

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Tens of thousands of people were expected to cram the streets of Paris Sunday in a last-ditch protest to stop controversial gay marriage legislation f...

Why Gay Marriage Is Polarizing France

Agence France Presse | Martine Nouaille | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay marriage may have passed with barely hitch in many countries, but it has kicked up a huge storm in France, a country often seen as the champion of...

Bad News For France's Gay Marriage Opponents

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PARIS, April 15 (Reuters) - French police arrested dozens of protesters against same-sex marriage on Monday as left-wing lawmakers brought forward t...

As France Prepares for Marriage Equality, Opponents Warn of Civil Strife

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.

Anti-Gay Assaults Surge In France

Agence France Presse | Marianne Barriaux | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Wilfred de Bruijn's face is bloated, seeped in blood, his bruised right eye shut tight, his tooth broken -- the victim of a brutal attack in Paris whi...

France's Fight For Gay Marriage Turns Violent

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Tara Oakes PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) - A gay man beaten up in Paris this month is using a photo of his injuries to fuel a growing ...

Gay Marriage Law Passes Crucial Vote In France

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gays and lesbians in France may soon be able to marry and become parents. The marriage equality bill currently before lawmakers would grant French ...

Gay Marriage Debates and Interpretative Bird Dances in France

Scott Gunther | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Gunther

So if the opponents of same-sex marriage weren't talking about sex or religion, what kinds of arguments were they making?