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France’s Assemblée Nationale approves bill to rehabilitate people convicted of homosexuality

France’s Assemblée Nationale approves bill to rehabilitate people convicted of homosexuality

The National Assembly, Paris, March 5, 2024. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP France’s Assemblée Nationale unanimously voted on Wednesday, March 6 for a bill intended to recognize and compensate homosexual people for the damage caused by discriminatory laws in force between 1942 and 1982. Part 1 of our series Subscribers only The French men convicted for being gay: ‘I’m going to tell you about my queer life’ The Assemblée reintroduced the principle of financial compensation for people convicted of homosexuality, and the creation of a commission to rule on requests for financial compensation, which the Sénat had abolished. The text was initially put forward by Socialist Senator Hussein Bourgi. In his opening remarks in the Assemblée, Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti asked for forgiveness for those discriminated against: “It is high time to (…) say this evening in the name of the French Republic: sorry, sorry to the people, the homosexuals of France who suffered 40 years of this completely iniquitous repression. Our Republic is never more beautiful than when it recognizes that it has lost the …