Laurence Rossignol (born 22 December 1957) is a French politician. She served as a member of the French Senate from 2011 to 2014, representing Oise. Rossignol became the Secretary of State for the Family, Senior Citizens and Autonomy in 2014. In 2015, she defended the government's policy of testing the bones of foreign minors to determine their age. She has served as the Minister of Families, Children and Women's Rights since February 2016. In 2016, she compared Islamic women who chose to wear veils to "negroes who were for slavery". This attracted controversy on social media.
|Member of the French Senate for Oise|
|Assumed office |
18 June 2017
|Preceded by||Jean-Pierre Bosino|
|French Minister of Family|
|Prime Minister||Manuel Valls|
|Preceded by||Dominique Bertinotti|
|Succeeded by||Marlène Schiappa|
|Born||22 December 1957|
La Garenne-Colombes, France
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Pantheon-Sorbonne University|
- "ROSSIGNOL Laurence". Senate. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- "Décret du 9 avril 2014 relatif à la composition du Gouvernement" (in French). legifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- Baumard, Maryline (13 May 2015). "Immigration : les députés maintiennent les tests osseux". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 3 May 2017.
- "Laurence Rossignol". gouvernement.fr. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- "Laurence Rossignol compare les femmes choisissant de porter le voile aux " nègres qui étaient pour l'esclavage "". Le Monde.fr (in French). 30 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
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