During the revision of the bioethics law, the French government introduced a bill to allow LGBTQ women and single women to conceive children through insemination, a technique they had no access to.
Until now, only straight married women have been able to use a medically assisted procedure. LGBTQ women and single women had to go abroad to become moms.
In May 2013, the previous government led the way by approving equal marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.
During the presidential campaign, candidate Emmanuel Macron indicated that he wanted to open insemination to all women. It has been a long wait, but the process is now underway!
On February 4, 2020, the Senate approved by a 153-144 vote with 45 abstentions the legislation which would thus put an end to the discrimination suffered by LGBTQ women despite the pressure of opponents of LGBTQ rights.
The bill having been reworked, it must now return to the Assembly for a second reading.