France moves to ban "toddlers and tiaras" beauty pageants
A move in France to ban beauty pageants for kids.
The French Senate voted in favour of banning pageants for children under 16 in an effort to protect childrens rights.
Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros in fines, according to the measure.
The legislation must go to the lower house of parliament for further debate and another vote.
The Senate approved the measure overnight, as part of a law on women's rights.