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January 23, 2013

Karl Lagerfeld, head designer of Chanel, showed his support for same-sex marriage by sending two models in bridal gowns down the runway together

Chanel's head designer Karl Lagerfeld made it clear that he supports gay marriage.

At yesterday's Chanel presentation for the Paris Haute Couture shows, Lagerfeld wrapped the show by sending two female models wearing bridal gowns down the runway hand-in-hand.

The two women, dressed in Chanel's Spring 2013 haute couture collection, represented Lagerfeld's support for the French government's plan to legalize same-sex marriage.

November 7, 2012

The French cabinet has adopted a bill for marriage equality today which will be put to a parliamentary vote early next year

France's Socialist cabinet adopted a draft bill to authorise gay marriage and adoption today (7 November) despite opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and others.

‘This is an important step towards the equality of rights,’ said Minister of Family Affairs Dominique Bertinnoti to AFP.

The French president Francois Hollande, made the issue a key part of his electoral platform, stating it was an advance ‘for all of society’.

October 18, 2012

The chair of the French socialist party has called upon the government of France to include medically assisted procreation in proposed marriage equality bill

Several leading politicians from within France’s ruling socialist party have called upon the French government to include medically assisted procreation (MAP) in the country’s draft bill of same-sex marriage that is to be presented to the cabinet on 31 October.

Harlem Désir, the interim chair of the French Socialist Party (PS), said during an interview of i-tele France that artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization should be included in the draft gay marriage bill.

July 16, 2012

Three gay activists forced to end hunger strike to legalize gay sex after campaigner Louis-Georges Tin rushed to hospital

Three activists have called off a hunger strike which called on French President François Hollande to act on gay rights in the UN after 20 days.

The campaigners from the French committee for International Day Against Homophobia, who included IDAHO’s global founder Louis-Georges Tin, Alexandre Marcel and gay Ugandan refugee Usaam Mukwaya, had been refusing food since 25 June.