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France plans legalising assisted reproduction for gay women

French gender equality minister Marlène Schiappa said a bill of law establishing the right for lesbian couples and single women to have access to artificial insemination in France will be put before parliament next year.

Anatomy of (another) retreat by the Hollande government

Last Friday a minister insisted that the government's bill on the family was going ahead as planned. Then on Sunday a pro-family march by right-wingers attracted around 100,000 protesters and was hailed a success. By Monday morning the government had announced it would oppose any controversial amendments to the new bill – and in the afternoon it declared it was dropping the entire measure for at least a year. Lénaïg Bredoux and Mathieu Magnaudeix report on a retreat by the government in the face of protests.

France’s anti-gay marriage movement eyes future fights

After Sunday’s last-ditch demonstration against a law legalising same-sex marriage, protest organisers already have their sights set on future battles.