Gay marriage brought equality to France while giving rise to homophobia

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04/24/2023

A decade after France legalised same-sex marriage, it remains the law of the land – providing equal rights to thousands of people. But the debates and demonstrations surrounding the law’s passage brought previously unseen levels of homophobia out into the open. “Despite the existence of this law, LGBTQIA+ populations are still victims of a certain amount of terrible discrimination today,” says Vincent Autin, a rights activist, whose wedding was the very first one to be held after the same-sex marriage law took effect.

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