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Special conference by Christiane Taubira on marriage equality

The French politician, writer and former Keeper of the Seals, Christiane Taubira, held a public conference at 7 p.m. on 10 November 2022 on the theme of “Marriage equality and new family models”, organised by the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity.

Affiche de la conférence de Mme Taubira

On 1 July 2022, marriage equality took effect in Switzerland, marking a key milestone in terms of equality between heterosexual and homosexual couples. Its introduction has a particular impact on the City of Geneva Registry Office.

Against this backdrop, the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity was pleased to welcome a prestigious guest in the person of Ms Christiane Taubira, French politician, writer and former Keeper of the Seals.

Christiane Taubira

In her role as Keeper of the Seals, Christiane Taubira has worked actively in favour of legalisation permitting all couples to marry. She talked  about the new family models linked to this major development in modern-day society. It should be noted that Ms Taubira is also known for her efforts to combat racism and homophobia and to assist the most vulnerable members of society, all causes which have helped foster equality and social justice.

Public conference

During a public conference held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday 10 November 2022 at Uni-Mail, Christiane Taubira addressed the issue of “Marriage equality and new family models”.

This was the first in a series of events devoted to instances of transition in people’s life paths such as the birth of a child, reaching adulthood and the death of a loved-one. All such moments are at the very heart of the actions of the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity, which implements public policy and services in favour of numerous population categories, from birth to the end of life.


Visit to Geneva

Christiane Taubira also took part in a masterclass organised by the University of Geneva on the topic of critical dialogue in public areas, participated in a meeting at the Maison Rousseau et Littérature and visited the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Finally, her stay in Geneva also included a show at the Comédie de Genève and an official dinner at the Villa La Grange attended by the Executive Council, and was marked by numerous words of recognition from people, both known and unknown to her, who were fortunate enough to meet her during her stay.


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Article modifié le 18.11.2022 à 12:22