Sometimes the law moves a bit slowly, but it has caught up with what women in Paris have been doing for quite some time now. In response to the efforts of Maryvonne Blondin, a French senator with a passion for fashion and a flair for self-promotion, the 1800 ordinance of the City of Paris ‘concerning female transvestism’ was declared ‘implicitly abrogated’ on 31 January and thereby rendered merely of ‘archival’ interest, as a result of its fundamental incompatibility with the equality guarantees of France’s 1946 constitution and European human rights legislation.

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