President Hollande Has Signed France’s Marriage Bill Into Law

By: Saturday May 18, 2013 9:45 am

It’s official!  From BBC News: France’s president has signed into law a controversial bill making the country the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage. On Friday, the Constitutional Council rejected a challenge by the right-wing opposition, clearing the way for Francois Hollande to sign the bill. He said: “I have taken [...]

And France Makes Fourteen

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:28 am

Moments ago the French National Assembly passed the final version of a bill that will allow same-sex couples in France to marry and adopt.  Washington Blade: The 331-225 vote took place less than two weeks after the country’s Senate approved the measure. The bill passed in the National Assembly in February by a 329-229 vote [...]

Marriage Trifecta Tuesday

By: Monday April 22, 2013 11:21 am

Tuesday, April 23 promises to be an exciting day for the freedom to marry movement.  Two U.S. states and France are scheduled to take key votes on marriage equality bills.  Already this year, marriage equality has been realized in several Brazilian states, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Uruguay and New Zealand. Delaware [...]

Pat Robertson’s CBN News Blames Anti-Gay Violence in France on Immigrants and Muslims

By: Monday April 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Last week in France, leaders of the Christian opposition to France’s marriage equality bill promised blood and war if the bill becomes law.  Undoubtedly, such rhetoric will stoke anti-gay violence.  Curiously, however, CBN News blames the current spate of anti-gay violence in France on immigrants and Muslims: Protesters gathered in Paris last week to stand [...]

NOM’s Brian Brown Must Repudiate His French Colleagues’ Violent Rhetoric and Actions

By: Sunday April 14, 2013 9:22 am

Marriage equality opponents have ramped up violent rhetoric, and anti-gay physical violence has sharply increased, in the wake of the recent approval of a marriage equality bill by the French Parliament. “Hollande wants blood, and he will get it,” Frigide Barjot, leader of France’s version of National Organization for Marriage, La Manif Por Tous, was [...]

NOM Sneaks Its Anti-Gay Agenda Into France

By: Monday January 14, 2013 11:33 am

“Never be open and honest when you can be duplicitous” seems to be National Organization for Marriage’s motto.  Tweets and blogs by NOM’s president Brian Brown about his recent trip to France could lead a person to believe that he was there merely to witness the anti-marriage equality rally held last weekend in Paris. What [...]

Kisses for Christmas

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 10:00 pm

Update: A translation of the Kiss-in contre l’homophobie page is below the fold. I’m just now getting to a backlog of emails, and therein found the link to this video.  It was intended as a Christmas video, but when it comes to kisses, better late than never aye?  The video was taken on December 12 [...]

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