FN Loses – Narrow Margin Raises Fears

The Union pour un mouvement populaire has beaten the Front national in the Villeneuve-sur-Lot special election to replace disgraced former Parti socialiste MP, Jérôme Cahuzac. While most on the French political left and center are relieved that the FN has been defeated, many are expressing shock and dismay at how close the socially ultraconservative party […]

France Continues Debate on Gay Marriage and Adoption Laws

One of Hollande’s campaign promises was to grant gay couples the right to marry and adopt. The reform was supposed to be voted on in 2013, but the debate between the French Catholic Church and the political and civil spheres has now taken center stage. The entry of the Church into the debate is linked […]