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French court extends adoption rights to married, lesbian couples

| Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Court-of-Cassation
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 focused on a string of victories ...

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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 6, 2013, sustaining five fractures in his head and face, abrasions and a lost tooth.

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Paris wins bid to host 2018 Gay Games

| Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Paris
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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Paris police obtain video footage of gay rights activist’s murder

| Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Clement Meric
PARIS -- Investigators say they have obtained surveillance video that captured the fatal clash between skinheads and gay rights activist Clement Meric earlier this month.

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French Prime Minister orders extreme-right group dissolved after student’s murder

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Clement Meric
PARIS -- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday directed Interior Minister Manuel Valls to take immediate steps to dissolve the extreme right group known as Revolutionary Nationalist Youth, believed to have neo-nazi ties.

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Tens of thousands protest in Paris against France’s gay marriage law

| Sunday, May 26, 2013
France Gay Marriage
PARIS — Tens of thousands of people protested against France's new gay marriage law in central Paris on Sunday.

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Anti-gay marriage activist commits suicide on alter at Notre Dame cathedral

| Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Dominique Venner
PARIS -- A far-right anti-gay marriage activist on Tuesday committed suicide at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, just three days after French President Francois Hollande signed into law a measure authorizing marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

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French protest against passage of gay marriage bill turns violent

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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 -- France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after a wrenching national debate that exposed deep conservatism in the nation's heartland and triggered huge demonstrations that tapped into intense discontent with the Socialist government. Within hours, fiery clashes broke out between protesters and riot police.

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Protestors rally in Paris, call marriage equality bill ‘a threat to the social fabric’

| Sunday, April 21, 2013
Demonstrators march during a rally to protest against France's social reform on gay marriage and adoption in Paris, Sunday, April 21, 2013. Photo: Michel Euler, AP
PARIS — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to sunny Paris boulevards on Sunday to protest the expected passage this week of a bill legalizing gay marriage. One protestor called the bill "a threat to the social fabric."

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