Marc Perelman discusses gay marriage, which has just been rejected by the French parliament, with his guests: Anne Boring, Secretary General of the Fondation Égalité and Bruno Vercken, Member of the Christian Democratic Party political bureau.
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday rejected a bill to legalise homosexual marriage. The opposition Socialists, who proposed the bill, said they would make legalising gay marriage a priority should they come to power in 2012.
"Beginners", a new American film about a man’s relationships with his gay father and a French actress, hits Paris screens this week. We caught up with writer-director Mike Mills to talk about his movie, his influences, and his leading lady.
French lawmakers are for the first time debating a bill to legalise homosexual marriage. Though the bill is expected to fail, the controversial issue could yet haunt the ruling UMP party in next year's presidential race.
As an openly gay female blogger in a conservative country, Amina Omari Abdallah al-Araf is no stranger to danger. On Monday the author of ‘Gay Girl in Damascus’ was abducted in the Syrian capital in broad daylight.
Brazil’s Federal Court has ruled that gay couples engaged in “stable” partnership can legally form a civil union and enjoy the same financial and social rights as heterosexual couples in a landmark decision for the deeply Catholic country.
The unfolding nuclear disaster in Japan ignites a debate in the United States over the safety of nuclear energy. This as the American nuclear industry is starting to build the first new reactors in a generation.
And in Mexico, a documentary which exposes major flaws in the country's judicial system, has ruffled many feathers despite winning international awards.
Augustin Trapenard talks about contemporary French literature, with two novels that have just been translated into English. Anne Wiazemsky's
"My Berlin Child" and Tristan Garcia's "Hate: A Romance" - a bold, ambitious, and stunning debut novel.
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for a review of the constitutionality of a federal law defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman, opening the door for the provision to be struck down in court.