• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

France ranks #8 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(22%) No
Yes (77%)

By The Numbers

35%
of French Muslims find homosexual acts to be acceptable
(Gallup, 2009)

History

Homosexual activity in France

?
Current status
(since Sep 25, 1791)
Legal
The law of 1791 decriminalized homosexual activity, however, it does not recognize homosexuality itself.
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Same-sex marriage in France

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Current status
(since May 17, 2013)
Legal
Sources:
legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000027414540&dateTexte=&oldAction=rechJO&categorieLien=id
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Right to change legal gender in France

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Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Individuals can legally change their gender in France. Sex reassignment surgery is state-funded.

According to media reports, in 2010, France became the first country to remove "transsexualism" from their official list of mental illnesses.
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Same-sex adoption in France

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Current status
(since Apr 17, 2013)
Legal
Sources:
legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000027414540&dateTexte=&oldAction=rechJO&categorieLien=id
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LGBT discrimination in France

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Current status
(since Dec 30, 2004)
Illegal
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LGBT housing discrimination in France

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Current status
(since Jul 6, 1989)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT employment discrimination in France

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Current status
(since Jul 31, 2012)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Nov 27, 2000–Jul 31, 2012
Sexual orientation only
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in France

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Current status
Legal
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Equal age of consent in France

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Current status
(since Aug 4, 1982)
Equal
The age of consent in France is 15 for both male-male, female-female, and male-female sex.
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Blood donations by MSMs in France

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Current status
(since Nov 4, 2015)
Banned (1-year deferral)
New regulations allow for 12 months deferral. This law will be reviewed again in 2017 to consider no deferral for men who have sex with men.
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Nov 4, 2015–Jan 18, 2017
Legal
According to CNN.
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Jan 12, 2009–Nov 4, 2015
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Indefinite deferral
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Conversion therapy in France

?
Current status
(since Sep 26, 2016)
Ambiguous
Not sure.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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