French public figures accuse new minister of homophobic comments

Caroline Cayeux, minister for territorial cohesion, initially  stood by her views her opposition to the law for same-sex marriage and adoption in 2013, when she she called the reform a "caprice" and "plan that goes against nature".

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More than 100 French public figures have signed an open letter denouncing what they said were homophobic remarks by a recently appointed government minister, reports SWI swissinfo.ch.