Keyword: gender parity minister Marlène Schiappa

Revised French bill on child sex sparks outrage

Critics say new version of French government's bill not only lessens protection of children, it also opens up a new legal loophole for child rapists.

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France mulls reform of child sex laws after controversial court rulings

Following recent acquittals in separate cases of men charged with raping 11-year-old girls, rulings justified by magistrates on the grounds that there was no evidence of violence or constraint, France's gender parity minister Marlène Schiappa said her government is to consider changes in the law that would automatically qualify sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor 'under a certain age' as rape.