A Desire for Higher Perspectives? Young French Look Back at the Gay Marriage Debate

PARIS. – After many months of battle and 110 hours of discussion, the same-sex marriage debate came to an end on Saturday, February 9, in the French National Assembly. The official vote on the entire bill took place on February 12. While the debate is just beginning in the Senate, it seems for the French […]

For or Against: What the Gay Marriage Protests Tell Us About France

PARIS. – On February 2, the French National Assembly voted to legalize gay marriage, followed shortly thereafter by Great Britain on February 5. The path leading to the adoption of this article of the gay rights project was not simple, however, and was marked by several massive demonstrations from both sides. The French are no […]

National Assembly Pulls All-Nighter to Discuss Gay Rights Legislation

The French National Assembly had a nuit blanche – loosely translated as an all-nighter – from February 3 to Feburary 4 to discuss the gay rights legislation. While the article legalizing gay marriage was adopted on Saturday, February 2, many other aspects of the bill still need to be discussed. The session, which lasted from […]

Last Stand for Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Before Vote in Assembly

PARIS. –On Sunday January 27, according to the police, 125,000 supporters of the same-sex marriage bill were part of the last demonstration before the debate begins in the National Assembly on Tuesday January 29 in Paris. The organizers of the protest claimed there were around 400,000 of them in the streets of Paris. Nevertheless, they […]