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No more beauty contests for kids: French Senate bans the ‘hyper-sexualization’ of children

The French senate has approved a proposal to ban beauty contests for girls under 16 to prevent what a parliamentary report called the “hyper-sexualisation” of children. The proposal was backed by 196 lawmakers on Tuesday evening and 146 opposed it. It will now become law after being passed in the…

French ‘Senate’ votes to legalize same sex marriage

France’s upper house Senate voted Friday to adopt a law granting homosexual couples the right to marry, which has sparked widespread opposition and protests from conservatives and religious groups. The vote, by a show of hands, followed days of intense debate. The bill must still technically face a second reading…