Valérie Boyer

Politician

1962 –

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Who is Valérie Boyer?

Valérie Boyer is a member of the National Assembly of France. She represents the Bouches-du-Rhône department and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.

Boyer was born in Bourges, France. Her parents were born in Algeria and Tunis during French Colonial occupation. She is a single mother of three children.

She first gathered media attention when she proposed a bill to punish advertisements which include anorexic models. She proposed to fine offenders with up to 30.000 Euros.

On 22 December 2011 National Assembly of France adopted a bill presented by Valérie Boyer, penalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide. This decision caused a controversy between France and Turkey. In the days that follow, she claimed that she had received death and rape threats. No one was actually charged with these allegations. Turkish hackers took down the French Senate’s website in order to protest her attempt.

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Born
Jun 11, 1962
France

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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