UMP Proposes Amendment to Gay Marriage Bill

The fight for same-sex marriage and adoption in France is far from over, as evidenced by the struggle between the Parti Socialiste (PS) and the Union pour un mouvement populaire (UMP). On January 8 Christian Jacob, president of the UMP in the French National Assembly, announced a motion for an amendment to the marriage equality […]

Taubira Announces Equal Rights for Same-Sex Couples, Controversy Ensues from Both Sides

In an interview for the French newspaper La Croix, the Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, announced that gay couples would be granted the complete equality regarding their legal rights compared to straight couples. The statement triggered a storm of criticisms even from the supporters of the law. On September 11th, Christiane Taubira announced that the […]