French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira passionately defended the French government's gay marriage and adoption bill before Parliament today. Many internet users compared the speech to previous historic moments in the French National Assembly, such as Simone Veil's plea for abortion rights in 1974 and Robert Badinter's speech in favour of the abolition of the death penalty in 1981.
A "Stop Joseph Kony" campaign has been launched on the internet. The American NGO Invisible Children wants to put pressure on US politicians to put an end to the bloodshed in northern Uganda. Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army rebels, is suspected of turning thousands of boys into fighters and girls into sex slaves across central Africa.
A French inmate is suspected of posting fifteen racist videos on the internet from his prison cell. Youssouf Fofana was convicted for kidnapping, torturing and killing a young Jewish man in 2009 in a high-profile case that shocked France.
Ten US states are set to pick their Republican candidate for the presidential election, but the media is still hooked on the row sparked by right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh, who called a young campaigner for contraception a "slut" and a "prostitute".
Butchery is back in the headlines, with the French president and prime minister tackling a debate on halal and kosher meat. Meanwhile, a pro-euthanasia group is campaigning for the right to die to be put on the campaign agenda.
In today's round up of the international media, we take a look at web reactions to Vladimir Putin's presidential election win in Russia. Opposition groups have harnessed social media to organise protests, but also to poke fun at the perennial leader. And in the US, radio show host Rush Limbaugh gets into hot water when he starts slinging insults at a young student.