Archived from the original on 17 February Transsexual persons are allowed to change their legal sex. The age of 21 was then lowered to 18 inwhich had become the age of legal majority. Retrieved from " https: Retrieved 23 July Jewish leaders and other religious groups have also criticised the plans, although the main representative body of the Muslim faith, the French Muslim Council, said that while gay marriage was not in Islamic teaching, religious rules could not hold sway over the laws of secular France.
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The proposal never got approved. Couples who enter into a PACS contract are afforded most of the legal protections, rights, and responsibilities of marriage. Retrieved 9 October Views Read Edit View history. The gay scene is more limited in French Guianathough local LGBT people have reported a "growing sense of acceptance", which many attribute to French Guiana's closely knit families and communities. Feminism in France Human rights in France. Legal aspects of transsexualism.
Archived from the original on 22 June On 2 Februarythe National Assembly approved the first article of the bill, which sought to legalize same-sex marriage, by votes against 97;  the debate took several days as opponents introduced more than 5, amendments to the bill in order to slow down its passage. No action is taken on this report. On 23 April, the National Assembly approved the amended bill by a vote of tothus extended marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples, making France the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage statistics have remained relatively low, especially compared to metropolitan France.