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French Woman Offers To Breastfeed Babies Of Gay Male Couples

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents

PARIS (Reuters) - A woman has posted an offer on a French website to breast-feed babies of homosexual male couples for 100 euros ($130) a day, stirrin...

First Gay Retirement Village To Open In France

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay retirees in France will now have an entire village to call home. In a landmark decision, the mayor of Sallèles d'Aude in southern France recen...

Is France's First Gay Marriage Behind Bars A Sham?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Nothing will stop some couples from getting married in France now that gay marriage is legal -- not even incarceration. In the first same-sex marri...

Did The Eiffel Tower Go 'Gay' On Bastille Day?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices

To the chagrin of "Manif Pour Tous" protesters, even the Eiffel Tower has appeared to show its support for gay marriage in France. At about 11:30 p...

French Mayor Faces Jail Time For Gay Marriage Refusal

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay marriage may now be legal in France, but some same-sex couples are still facing obstacles. Jean-Michel Colo incited widespread backlash Friday,...

French Mayor Who Married First Gay Couple Threatened

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

The mayor of Montpellier cemented her place in history when she married the first gay couple in France on May 29. But now Helene Mandroux is making he...

What It's Like to Be Gay Parents in France

Edwin & Robert | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Edwin & Robert

2013-03-25-EN_blog_international_spotlight_02.pngWhile we have welcomed the law on marriage for same-sex couples, we were chastened by the huge turnout in France against marriage equality, and puzzled and saddened at how extending equal rights could motivate people to take to the streets against families like ours.

Our American 'Modern Family' Is Now Old Hat

Walter Olson | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Walter Olson

2013-03-25-EN_blog_international_spotlight_02.pngAs gay parents, if we were expecting to run into some sort of epic struggle against discrimination and prejudice, we found nothing of the sort. For the most part, other parents are too busy trying to cope with the same basic problems that you are to argue about differences of family structure.

Thousands March Against French Gay Marriage Law

AP | Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS -- Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday, and police clashed with right-wing de...

This Gay Couple Got Married Over A Google Hangout

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.24.2013 | Technology

Until just a month ago, same-sex marriage was not legal in France, but that didn't stop these French same-sex couples from getting married. The group ...

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?

French Gay Marriage Opponent Slammed In Striking Open Letter

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices

As the French government prepares to call a final vote on the nation's gay marriage bill, opponents of the legislation have become increasingly outspo...

Gay Marriage Law Passes Crucial Vote In France

Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay 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 Law Passes Crucial Vote In France

America Blog | John Aravosis | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay marriage has won in France. The process is a bit more complicated than that, but in essence, gay marriages will be legal in France by this summ...

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.

Katy Hall

LOOK: We've Come A Long Way Since 2000

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 02.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Most people in the world will celebrate this Valentine's Day in countries that do not recognize gay marriage. Still, the number of people who live in ...

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.

French Parliament Makes Big Move On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2013 | Gay Voices

(Adds details of protests in Paris and Lyon) PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The French parliament on Saturday adopted the main clause of a b...

Inspiring Moment Of The Week: Straight Politicians Kiss To Show Solidarity For Gay Marriage, Adoption

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices

A pair of French politicians made a touching statement in support of LGBT equality this weekend, as protesters geared up for Tuesday's parliamentary d...

Marriage In 2013

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The gay marriage debate has taken an odd and worrisome turn. The truth is that the opponents of gay marriage are finding it increasingly difficult to conceal the homophobia that skews their views.

Pope Takes Anti-Gay Message To New Level

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday, denouncing what he described as people eschewing their God-given gender i...

Anti-Gay Catholic Protestors Allegedly Attack Topless 'Nuns'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices

Catholics against same-sex marriage took to the streets of Paris to protest President Francois Hollande's plans to legalize both gay marriage and gay ...

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?

The Future of Our Relationships

Erez Aloni | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Erez Aloni

The U.S. government and the states continue to promote marriage is the best framework for relationships. Civil partnerships could emerge as the common-sense solution to a boatload of problems common to Western nations.