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French lesbian couples promised future access to sperm donor services

Minister for Gender Equality: 'It was a campaign promise. It will be honored'

French lesbian couples promised future access to sperm donor services
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Marlène Schiappa is the Minister for Gender Equality in France

A French government minister has promised lesbian couples and single women access to sperm donor services.

Marlene Schiappa is the French Minister for Gender Equality.

She stated: ‘It was a campaign promise. It will be honored.’

She believes a bill will likely pass through parliament in 2018.

Earlier this year, a national ethics committee said it would welcome the option for female couples and single women to use ‘medically assisted procreation.’

Emmanuel Macron has been the President since May.

He set such a recommendation as a prerequisite to any legislative action.

Ms Schiappa said that was unjust.

Current French law means lesbians wishing to use artificial insemination have to travel abroad.

Protests against same-sex marriage

This would be a landmark move towards equality in France.

People took to the street in protest last year against same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage has been legal in the country since 2013.


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