The gay scene is more limited in French Guianathough local LGBT people have reported a "growing sense of acceptance", which many attribute to French Guiana's closely knit families and communities. The final two essays deal more specifically with situations of shared parenting, i. Since As Courduriès and Fine observe in their introduction, noncustodial parents and social grandparents are seen as allies rather than blood relatives, and therefore occupy a peripheral space within the family.
On 31 December , the National Assembly approved an amendment to existing anti-discrimination legislation, making homophobic, sexist, racist, xenophobic etc. Têtu in French. First, the urgency of adopting measures to avoid any form of discrimination; secondly, the need to increase the training of social workers and adapt the adoption process to better meet the demands of these new family configurations.
But the conservative Government of President Jacques Chirac pointed to a rise in anti-gay violence as justification for the measure. Libération in French. Liberation in French.