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

Agence France Presse | Gergory Danel | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay 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 04.05.2014 | Gay 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...

Kiss Power: The Kiss As Protest and Support

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.

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

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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...

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...

LOOK: Couple Prepares To Become France's First Gay Newlyweds

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON and CATHERINE GASCHKA | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

MONTPELLIER, France — In a historic ceremony broadcast live on French television, the first gay couple to marry in France said "oui," then seale...

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

Real Clear World | Paul Ames | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay 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...

France Legalizes Gay Marriage

AP | LORI HINNANT and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and ...

Protesters Deem Gay Marriage Law 'Threat To Social Fabric' In France

AP | By GREG KELLER | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing ga...

Anti-Gay Violence Rattles France Ahead Of Marriage Equality Bill

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Four people have been detained on suspicion of carrying out an attack at a Lille gay bar, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, amid nationwid...

France's Gay Marriage Proposal Prompts Last-Ditch Protests

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.21.2013 | Gay 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 06.21.2013 | Gay 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 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices

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

Anti-Gay Assaults Surge In France

Agence France Presse | Marianne Barriaux | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay 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...

Anti-Gay Attack Victim Becomes French Icon

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — The shocking photo of a homophobic attack victim in Paris that went viral on social media this week and caused the French interior minis...

France's Fight For Gay Marriage Turns Violent

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay 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 Debates and Interpretative Bird Dances in France

Scott Gunther | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay 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?

A Day in a Queer Life in France: An Ordinary Day

Olivier Steiner | Posted 04.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Olivier Steiner

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgHonestly, I hardly know what homophobia is anymore. Even my parents have worked through it. Everyone around me knows, and I live in a bubble of kindly indifference to homosexuality where it is no more an issue than the color of my hair. But I do remember.

Great News For France's Gay Community

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — France's lower house of parliament approved a sweeping bill on Tuesday to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt chil...

Thoughts Of An American Au Pair In Paris On France's Fight Over Gay Marriage

Carrie Dennis | Posted 04.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Carrie Dennis

Why, in a modern European country with socialist leanings, does "liberté, égalité, fraternité" fall apart in the face of LGBT politics? France, particularly Paris, has a reputation as being culturally superior to all of America, but lately it seems that the so-called "city of love" is lacking in love.

WATCH: NOM's President Joins Paris's Anti-Gay Marriage Protests

Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Brian Brown recently traveled to Paris, where he enthusiastically reported on the French anti-gay marri...

French Elle Magazine Supports Gay Marriage With Stunning Cover

Posted 01.17.2013 | Gay Voices

The French edition of Elle magazine is proudly declaring its support for same-sex marriage with a stunning "Marriage for all!" issue. New York Mag...

Thousands Rally Against Gay Marriage In France

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — Holding aloft ancient flags and young children, hundreds of thousands of people converged Sunday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the Fren...

Meet France's Unlikely Anti-Gay Marriage Mascot

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

* Lay activists overshadow faith leaders at main protest * Hundreds of thousands expected for three-pronged march * Orga...