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LGBT associations “worried” after Catherine Vautrin’s entry into authorities

The entry into authorities of Catherine Vautrin, appointed on the head of an expanded ministry of labor, well being and solidarity, is a “bad signal” for the protection of the rights of LGBT folks, reacted this night from associations which expressed their “deep concerns”.

“We are extremely worried because this person, through his positioning, has fueled homophobia”Joël Deumier, co-president of SOS Homophobia, informed Agence France-Presse.

Catherine Vautrin voted in 2013 in opposition to the regulation opening marriage to folks of the identical intercourse and took part on the time within the Manif pour tous. In 2023, she expressed her remorse over this vote, believing that she had “missed this meeting which has now become obvious” and qualifying as “very good thing” Marriage for all.

Rachida Dati, appointed Minister of Culture, for her half warned in 2019 in opposition to a danger of “fracture” of society with the opening of PMA (medically assisted procreation) to all ladies. She additionally abstained in a 2018 vote within the European Parliament on banning “conversion therapy”these practices which declare ” heal “ LGBT folks.

For Mr. Deumier, the distinction between ” the symbol “ the appointment of Gabriel Attal to Matignon, the primary head of presidency to publicly focus on his homosexuality, and “the entry of figures openly hostile to LGBT rights” has the impact of a ” cold shower “.

“This is not a positive signal, it raises questions”provides Maxime Haes, spokesperson for Stop Homophobia. “We are not in a government where the fight against LGBTphobia and discrimination is something important”he added. “What we are waiting for are actions and for the government to become aware of the extent of the phenomenon of violence” suffered by LGBT folks.

On X, the environmentalist deputy to the mayor of Paris David Belliard estimated that we “hit rock bottom” with the brand new authorities casting. “Catherine Vautrin campaigned against marriage for all (…) We thought the demonstration for all was over. Well no, Macron managed to resurrect it”he wrote.