Keyword: marriage

French court allows gay French-Moroccan couple to wed

Judges in France rule that the couple can marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognise same-sex marriages.

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.

French gay marriage opponents stage protest

Ten of thousands opposed to plans allowing same-sex marriage have protested in Paris even though measure is virtually certain to become law. 

Lower house of French parliament approves bill that would legalize gay marriage, adoption

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.

Faced with opposition, French government dithers over artificial insemination for lesbians


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.

Gay marriage supporters stage weekend of demonstrations across France

The demonstrations are a response to the recent mobilisation of thousands of opponents of the government’s plan to legalise gay marriage.

France to pass gay marriage, adoption law

The new Socialist government is to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced.