Laurence Rossignol

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.[1] Rossignol became the Secretary of State for the Family, Senior Citizens and Autonomy in 2014.[2] In 2015, she defended the government's policy of testing the bones of foreign minors to determine their age.[3] She has served as the Minister of Families, Children and Women's Rights since February 2016.[1][4] In 2016, she compared Islamic women who chose to wear veils to "negroes who were for slavery". This attracted controversy on social media.[5]

Laurence Rossignol
Member of the French Senate for Oise
Assumed office
18 June 2017
Preceded byJean-Pierre Bosino
French Minister of Family
In office
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Prime MinisterManuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded byDominique Bertinotti
Succeeded byMarlène Schiappa
Personal details
Born (1957-12-22) 22 December 1957 (age 62)
La Garenne-Colombes, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materPantheon-Sorbonne University


  1. ^ a b "ROSSIGNOL Laurence". Senate. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Décret du 9 avril 2014 relatif à la composition du Gouvernement" (in French). Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  3. ^ Baumard, Maryline (13 May 2015). "Immigration : les députés maintiennent les tests osseux". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Laurence Rossignol". Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "Laurence Rossignol compare les femmes choisissant de porter le voile aux " nègres qui étaient pour l'esclavage "". Le (in French). 30 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2017.