Children born by a surrogate mother in a country outside France (where there is a legal framework on surrogacy) can now be adopted by the partner of their biological partner.
In late December, the French government launched an ambitious action plan to fight hate against LGBT people.
The French parliament has voted to introduce a legal gender recognition procedure that is free from sterilisation and medicalisation.
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Joint statement from Amnesty International, ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe
On Monday 23 November, the French Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced that PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) will be available in France from 2016. The treatment will be covered by social security.
This morning (Wednesday, 29 April 2015), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the imposition by EU member states of blood donation bans for men who have sex with men (MSM) may be justified, depending on the situation in each individual member state.
On 28 November 2014, ILGA-Europe organised the first Roundtable on LGBTI Health in Europe. The French Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights accepted to host the event.
Today Advocate General Mengozzi of the ECJ delivered its Opinion in the case of Geoffrey Léger v Ministre des affaires sociales et de la santé and Établissement français du sang.
Today, the French National Assembly adopted in the final reading a law extending the right to marriage and entitlement to apply for joint adoption to same-sex partners. The law needs to be signed by the French President to come into force.