The man's application was refused because "his idea of sexual equality is not that of the republic", according to a high-ranking official quoted by French radio station Europe 1.
The man, who has not been identified, is married to a Frenchwoman, but does not allow her to leave the family home freely, it was claimed.
The French constitution states that the government can refuse nationality or strip nationality for a "lack of integration".
A spokesman for the interior minister, Claude Guéant, told the Guardian that the man had failed to accept the French way of life.
"His behaviour showed a lack of assimilation into the French community; it was incompatible with the values of the French republic, notably in respect to the values of the equality of men and women.".....
Hahaha! I have to say that I agree with this policy but disagree with the one about ending the right to dual nationality!