Keyword: gay marriage

French Protestant Church approves gay marriage ceremonies

The United Protestant Church of France, with about 250,000 members, said the reform was 'an option' for pastors, and 'not an obligation'.

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French Constitutional Council orders all mayors to celebrate gay marriages

Mayors and their deputies may no longer invoke freedom of conscience clause to refuse to perform same-sex marriages legalized last May.

French gay marriage laws exclude some foreigners

Gay couples where one of them is from certain countries that do not recognise same-sex unions have discovered they can't get married in France.

Gay couple sue French mayor over marriage refusal

The 60-year-old mayor from south-west France, who faces up to five years in prison, said he would rather serve jail time than marry two men.

François Hollande under fire as gay marriage bill divides France

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.

Carla Bruni backs gay marriage - but not feminism

France's former first lady Carla Bruni says she disagrees with husband Nicolas Sarkozy and supports plans to allow gay marriage and adoption.

Thousands march in France against same-sex marriage bill

Protests over “major and dangerous upheaval” government bill that would extend marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples.

French Cardinal fires controversy with 'incest' warning over same-sex marriages

France's senior Roman Catholic cleric is accused of "flipping his lid" after warning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and incest.

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