When France became the 14th country in the world to legalise gay marriage earlier this year, it was trumpeted by many as a key moment for equality. But some couples are discovering they can’t get married because of a legal loophole. Bilateral agreements mean some foreigners with French partners fall under the marriage laws of their home countries, which don’t recognise gay marriage.
Report in English and French for the French international channel France 24. Click here to watch the report as broadcast on the program “The week in France” on 18/11/2013.
An extended radio and online version of the report is also available on this website here, or at the RFI English website here: english.rfi.fr/france/20131008-french-legal-loophole-bars-certain-gay-couples-marriage