France repeals transgender sterilisation law

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The French parliament has scrapped a law that required transgender individuals to undergo sterilisation when they sought to legally change their sex, although the official act of changing of sex will continue to require the approval of a court.

Sarkozy comes out against France's same-sex marriage law

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The former French president, campaigning for leadership of his conservative UMP party, had previously come under fire for dodging the issue.