In MarchXavier DarcosMinister of Education, announced a policy fighting against all forms of discrimination, including homophobia, in schools, one of the first in the world. Discrimination on the basis of gender identity sexual identity has been banned since Archived from the original on 22 November The age of 21 was then lowered to 18 inwhich had become the age of legal majority.
This ordonnance was adopted by the executive after it was authorised by Parliament to take legislative measures against national scourges such as alcoholism. Inthe local tourism authorities launched a "gay-welcoming" charter in tour operators, hotels, bars and restaurants.
This ordonnance was intended to repress pimping. A less known discriminative law was adopted in , inserting into the Penal Code article , 2nd alinea a clause that doubled the penalty for indecent exposure for homosexual activity. France 24 in French. But the conservative Government of President Jacques Chirac pointed to a rise in anti-gay violence as justification for the measure.
Up until , France refused to recognise surrogate children as French citizens.