With 58% of the votes in his favor against 41% for the candidate and former Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Benoît Hamon will be the candidate of the left in the presidential election to be held in April 2017.
In terms of LGBT rights, Hamon clearly wants to fight against "discrimination still suffered by our fellow citizens because of their sex, skin color, disability or sexual orientation", considering that "diversity is a wealth." He therefore wishes to set up a monitoring service in order to "regularly check the practices of public and private structures in the field of discrimination", ie to ensure that all employees and customers of companies, schools or other institutions are equally treated.
In terms of insemination, Hamon is in favor of opening it to single women and same-sex couples. France currently allows only straight married couples to have access to insemination.
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