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Nicolas Sarkozy: France’s same-sex marriage law should be scrapped

Sunday, November 16, 2014
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Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback and is expected to run again for president in 2017, said Saturday that France's marriage equality law should be scrapped. [...]

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French court extends adoption rights to married, lesbian couples

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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PARIS -- France's highest court has ruled that married lesbian couples are allowed to adopt their spouse's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically assisted reproduction. The Cour de Cassation's ruling is a consequence of the legalization of same-sex marriage in France last year. [...]

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have [...]

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Three men sentenced in 2013 attack on gay couple in Paris

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Wilfred de Bruijn in a photo he posted to Facebook on Sunday (left), and during an interview Wednesday at his Paris apartment (right).
PARIS — Three French men were sentenced in Paris on Tuesday for a 2013 attack on a gay man and his partner who were walking arm-in-arm. The men were sentenced for the attack on Wilfred de Bruijn, who was beaten unconscious near his home early in central Paris on April [...]

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Report: Anti-gay attacks in France up 78 percent in 2013

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Anti-gay marriage activists hold smoke flares with the color of the logo of the movement during a rally to protest the new law after French lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Paris.
PARIS -- A French gay rights groups says attacks against the LGBT community increased by 78 percent in France in 2013. [...]

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EU court: Same-sex couples in civil partnerships must receive equal benefits

Thursday, December 12, 2013
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BRUSSELS -- The European Union's highest court has ruled that in EU countries where gay couples can't marry, they must get the same benefits as married people if they enter into civil partnerships. [...]

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France approves first spousal adoption by a same-sex couple

Friday, October 18, 2013
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PARIS -- A lesbian couple in France has received approval for one wife’s two biological children to be adopted by her spouse, the first such authorized same-sex couple adoption in the country. [...]

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Court: French mayors cannot refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Friday, October 18, 2013
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PARIS -- France's constitutional court has ruled that mayors cannot refuse to carry out same-sex marriages just because they oppose them. [...]

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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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PARIS -- Paris has won the bid to host the 2018 Gay Games, the lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender community's answer to the Olympics. [...]

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Twitter faces possible lawsuit over trending anti-gay hashtags

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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A French gay rights group said on Monday it plans to file a law suit against Twitter for violating the country's hate speech laws following the emergence of the hashtag “#Gays must die,” which topped Twitter's "trending topics" over the weekend. [...]

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