The Judicial body of the Grand Orient of France, a Masonic male Obedience since its inception in the eighteenth century, has cleared Thursday, April 8, the initiation of women. The decision comes after years of debate and repeated refusal of the majority of the lodges to initiate "sisters". The approximately 1 100 Lodges now have the freedom to accept or not women. Several Lodges made in recent years "savage" initiations of six women, which had led to their suspension.
These events had also put the issue at the heart of discussions.
In Le Monde.