Friday, 30 June 2017 15:47

France: Five LGBT MPs elected to the Assembly

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The legislative elections were held in France and it was five LGBT MPs who were elected to the assembly on Tuesday. New record!

Indeed, this is the first time that there are five LGBT members in the French assembly. These deputies come from different political parties:

  • Socialist Party: Luc Carvounas was elected in Val-de-Marne and has been a Senator for six years.
  • The Republicans: Franck Riester was re-elected deputy in the fifth constituency of Seine-et-Marne.
  • Republic On The Move: Pacôme Rupin was elected in the seventh constituency of Paris.
  • Front National: Bruno Gilde and Sébastien Chenu were elected in the Pas-de-Calais and in the north of France.

It should be noted that France is beginning to debate the opening of insemination to LGBT and unmarried women. At present, the medical procedure is only possible for women married to a man. This opening is part of the official program of the new French president. A bill could be introduced by the end of the presidential term.

This opening could also be included in the new bioethics law which will be debated next year as stated by the Secretary of State Marlène Schiappa in charge of gender equality and the fight against discrimination and LGBTQphobie in an interview on the LCI TV channel.