France is considering plans to give reparations to gay men in the form of financial compensation for those jailed under previous laws.

The French Senate is considering extending compensation to gay men jailed under laws the country had in the 1940s and 1960s.

Despite France having decriminalized homosexuality in 1789, up to 60,000 men were jailed by the government using two laws that targeted homosexuals, specifically men.

A 1942 law set the age of consent at 21 for gays but only 13 or 15 for heterosexuals.

Under the law, 10,000 men were jailed.

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