French Muslims - Gay Paris

The Economist 6 December 2012

Our sister blog Pomegranate published a piece on the controversy about a gay mosque in Paris: THE French are fairly relaxed when it comes to family matters and private choices.

François Hollande, the Socialist president, is not married to Valérie Trierweiler, the "first girlfriend", nor was he to Ségolène Royal, the previous woman in his life and mother of their four children.

His predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, divorced his second wife while in office, and married a third, Carla Bruni, without any fuss. The current mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, is openly gay (continue reading...)