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France Marriage Equality

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...

Becoming France's First Gay Newlyweds (VIDEO)

Vincent Boileau-Autin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay 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."

325,000 All Out Members Celebrate French Marriage Victory

Joe Mirabella | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay 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.

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 ...

French Senate Passes Gay Marriage Bill

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS — The French Senate voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in France, putting a landmark bill on track to become law by summer. The v...

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...

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.

The Political Genius Of 'Marriage for All'

Eloi Saint Bris | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Eloi Saint Bris

In France the political genius lay in linking gay marriage with the French tradition of (and obsession with) equality. In the end it wasn't about difference, empathy, recognition, historical progress or oppression. It had little to do with being gay, even. It was about legal equality.

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.

LOOK: Stunning Photo Of Two Women Kissing In The Face Of Anti-Gay Protests Goes Viral

Posted 10.25.2012 | Gay Voices

This is the image from anti-gay marriage protests in France that many will remember above all others: two young woman kissing in the middle of angry d...

Finally Abolishing The 'Love Penalty,' France Says 'I Do' To Same-Sex Marriage And Gay Adoption

Marcel Rufo | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Marcel Rufo

It is odd to accept single-parent adoption but oppose same-sex adoption on the grounds that the children would be unable to find any modeling of the male-female differences necessary for them to develop their identity. How does a single parent raise a child successfully, then?