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January 3, 2013

A woman in a lesbian relationship has given birth to the first baby of 2013 in France, but her partner has no legal rights to the child

A woman in a lesbian relationship has given birth to the first baby of the year in France.

The baby boy, named Sacha, was born on the morning of New Year’s Day between midnight and a minute past midnight at the Moulins Hospital Centre.

His birth mother Maude has been in a PACS civil union with her partner Delphine since 2010, according to France TV.

May 16, 2012

Journalist Alessio De Giorgi says: 'I think Italian politicians will accept gay marriage only after the discovery of life on Mars'

The first man to ever marry his gay partner on Italian soil is now thinking about marrying someone else.

Alessio De Giorgi, editor in chief of LGBT website Gay.it, told Gay Star News: ‘I’d like to marry my partner Lorenzo. It’s a possibility, we are thinking about it.’

De Giorgi separated from his previous partner, Christian Panicucci, in 2007.

May 7, 2012

Recently elected President of France François Hollande is expected to make several liberal changes

The recently elected President of France François Hollande is expected to legalise gay marriage and adoption by same-sex couples by early next year.

Defeating Nicolas Sarkozy by fewer than 52% of the vote in Sunday’s run-off election, Hollande made several promises to the public during the presidential race.

Hollande capitalised on France’s economic troubles promising solutions and Sarkozy’s unpopularity with the liberal public.