François Rebsamen http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/45776/all en French Senate approves crucial article of gay marriage bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/french-senate-approves-crucial-article-gay-marriage-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>France's Senate on Wednesday approved the crucial first article of a bill granting gay couples the right to marry, clearing the way for a law that has sparked protests from conservatives and religious groups.</p> <p>The upper house approved the article overnight by a vote of 179 to 157, with all Senators from the ruling Socialists voting in favour and five from the main opposition right-wing UMP breaking ranks with their colleagues to approve it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/french-senate-approves-crucial-article-gay-marriage-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> François Rebsamen Same-sex marriage Social Issues War AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808696 at http://www.globalpost.com French Senate approves gay marriage bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/french-senate-approves-gay-marriage-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> France's Senate on Wednesday approved the crucial first article of a bill granting gay couples the right to marry, clearing the way for a law that has sparked protests from conservatives and religious groups, reports AFP.</p><P>The upper house approved the article overnight by a vote of 179 to 157, with all Senators from the ruling Socialists voting in favour and five from the main opposition right-wing UMP breaking ranks with their colleagues to approve it.</p><P>The full bill must still be approved by the Senate, as well as another controversial article granting homosexual couples the ri</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/french-senate-approves-gay-marriage-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Family law François Rebsamen Same-sex marriage in Connecticut Social Issues War Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:48:11 +0000 Asianet 5811932 at http://www.globalpost.com Hollande to make TV statement after French election drubbing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140331/hollande-make-tv-statement-after-french-election-drubbing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande plans to make a TV address on Monday following heavy losses for his ruling Socialist Party in local elections, Francois Rebsamen, a Socialist senator and close Hollande ally told Reuters.</p> <p>Rebsamen said Hollande could mention the future of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and a wider shakeup of his government following the elections in which the far-right National Front party made gains and the Socialists lost control of many towns to the mainstream centre-right UMP party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140331/hollande-make-tv-statement-after-french-election-drubbing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> François Hollande François Rebsamen Politics of France Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:51:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6109620 at http://www.globalpost.com