The Cour de Cassation ruled that children born to a woman through medically assisted reproduction can be adopted by her female spouse.
The court ruled that the mother's IVF treatment in Belgium violated French law which bans medically assisted procreation for homosexuals.
Paris court hands two year jail terms to two members of French charity Zoe’s Ark for trying to smuggle 103 children from Chad to France.
The measure, approved in 329-to-229 vote in National Assembly, puts France on track to join about a dozen nations that allow gay marriage.
Same-sex marriage bill debate now into its second week with more than 5,300 amendments tabled and a fiery atmosphere inside parliament.
Justice minister says the referendum on same-sex marriage demanded by many opponents would be unconstitutional and says bill will go ahead.
Justice minister says the referendum on same-sex marriage demanded by many opponents would be unconstitutional and says that bill will go ahead.
For weeks it has been an issue that has divided not just public opinion but also the ruling Socialist Party. Should lesbians who want children should get access to medically-assisted procreation - by in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination? After changes of stance and tactics, the government has finally announced that the measure will now included in new family legislation later in 2013. But some critics fear that time is being lost – while others say that it has simply opened up a second front for opponents. Mathieu Magnaudeix reports.
The demonstrations are a response to the recent mobilisation of thousands of opponents of the government’s plan to legalise gay marriage.
President has been accused of failing to take a strong stand to force full equality on to the statute book, including over gay adoption rights.
Protests over “major and dangerous upheaval” government bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.
The French government approves bill to go before parliament that will allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt children.
The French socialist government on Wednesday begins ratification process of a European Union budget discipline pact despite dissent on the Left.
The European Court of Human Rights rejects a French lesbian couple's claim for discrimination over a law barring them from 'simple adoption' rights.