Besides the brutal stabbing, the older man's car was also stolen.
The country follows Italy, Hungary, Brazil, and several others that have also done away with outdated laws that prohibit men who have sex with men from donating blood.
Those found offering the harmful practice could be jailed for two years and fined almost $34,000.
Baker was a dancer and singer who fought for Black civil rights and against the Nazis.
The victim was also stripped, beaten, and robbed in the cruising spot in the city of Toulouse.
Allegations of homophobic priest Tony Anatrella sexually abusing men have been around for decades.