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France to Become 12th Country in the World to Legalize Gay Marriage
Christian Post ^ | 11/10/2012 | Stoyan Zaimov

Posted on 11/10/2012 8:45:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind

France is next in line to legalize same-sex marriage, according to a disputed bill pushed by President Francois Hollande on Wednesday, which would defy opposition from the country's Roman Catholic and conservative leadership.

Currently, less than a dozen countries in the world have legalized gay marriage, although most of them are in Europe. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Iceland and Belgium have all moved away from the traditional definition of marriage between one man and one woman, and with Hollande's bill, France is set to join them early next year.

The top ministers in France have already approved the measure, marking another successful agenda for Hollande's liberal campaign, The New York Times reported. The president has called the bill "progress for all society."

The new law will redefine marriage as "contracted between two persons of different sex or of the same sex," while the words for "father" and "mother" in French will be replaced by "parents" – allowing them also to start adopting children.

Christiane Taubira, France's justice minister, has also described the bill as "marriage for all" and has said that it comes as response to a "demand for equality." While supported by the majority of the French population, it stands in stark contrast to the wishes of the conservative opposition in France, who have warned that such a breakaway from traditional values will signal the end of the traditional family unit.

"It's the end of the family, the end of children's development, the end of education. It's an enormous danger to the nation," said UMP Senator Serge Dassault on the radio show "France Culture."

Although France has felt a move toward secularism in recent years, the dominant religious voice there remains the Roman Catholic Church – which is also very much opposed to such changes. Cardinal André Vingt-Trois, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Paris, has called the bill a "deception," and has questioned how "the marriage of a few imposed on everyone" means that France is working toward equality.

"When we defend the right of children to build their personality with reference to the man and the woman who gave them life, we are not defending a particular position," the cardinal said.

Gilles Bernheim, the chief rabbi of France, added: "There would not be courage and no glory in voting a law by using slogans more than arguments and by complying to the dominant political correctness."


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KEYWORDS: france; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; lavendermafia

1 posted on 11/10/2012 8:45:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, they did just elect Robespierre.

Hey just a couple years ago they banned incest.

I guess they will re-legalize that soon.


2 posted on 11/10/2012 8:46:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Race to le bottom.


3 posted on 11/10/2012 8:47:41 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SeekAndFind

Will the Muslim population in France go along with this?


4 posted on 11/10/2012 8:50:19 PM PST by DBrow
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To: SpaceBar; Cincinna

Race to le bottom Ping!


5 posted on 11/10/2012 8:50:55 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Stick a Fondue Fork in them - they’re done


6 posted on 11/10/2012 8:50:59 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who cares? I got me an Obama Phone.
7 posted on 11/10/2012 8:54:28 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: DBrow

Homosexuality and pedophilia among muslims is so rampant there is no arab word for it.


8 posted on 11/10/2012 9:02:05 PM PST by MestaMachine ($)
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To: GeronL

The Mayans were right. This is the end of the age.


9 posted on 11/10/2012 9:03:55 PM PST by MestaMachine ($)
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To: SeekAndFind

Frawnce: White flags and fags.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 9:05:34 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jacques and Pierre sitting on a tree...


11 posted on 11/10/2012 9:05:34 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s really “Gay Paree” now.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 9:07:09 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Also will probably cease using the terms father and mother on passports and elsewhere - changing to Parent1 and Parent2. There will probably be hissy fits over who is #1.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 9:15:15 PM PST by expat1000
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To: SeekAndFind
surprised they weren't the first...
14 posted on 11/10/2012 9:17:38 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still believe many more gay women than gay men will get married. I also believe that women’s sexuality is not hardwired. So heterosexual men in the role of father is what is going to be damaged more than anything else. It’s all part of the plan to bring down civilization as we know it.


15 posted on 11/10/2012 9:22:33 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: DBrow

>>Will the Muslim population in France go along with this?

Now that is a very interesting question, and touches on about the only thing that remains unclear about what the world is going to look like in a decade or so.

My own feeling is the Muslim leadership in every country is very corrupt and will probably be bought off by the Marxists who will be instituting their agenda of extreme liberal values of which this is just one little piece.

It’ll be like Saudi Arabia. Publicly, they’ll be making all the right hardline speeches and rabble-rousing all over the place, but privately they’ll do what is necessary to be sure the outrage doesn’t get out of control.

I don’t know of course - just my .02 on a lazy day.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 9:24:40 PM PST by expat1000
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter how many governments legalize it it’s still a joke.


17 posted on 11/10/2012 9:55:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 11/10/2012 10:50:23 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: expat1000

Nah. The mudslimes will just sit back while the natives destroy themselves.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 11:16:21 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: SeekAndFind

Hollande also wants to ban homework. These people are delusional.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 11:19:14 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Doin' the French mistake!


21 posted on 11/11/2012 1:47:55 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

The new French national anthem?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xat1GVnl8-k


22 posted on 11/11/2012 1:51:45 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The far left fringe hopes that they can redefine marriage and still keep the positive connotations of that word. I imagine that will work for liberals about as well as manipulating economics did.


23 posted on 11/11/2012 3:45:11 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is what we do to our children that makes God the angriest. We’re gifted these little souls and we willfully turn them over to the state, liberals and the mentally ill. This is heartrending.


24 posted on 11/11/2012 5:19:18 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

The economies of the world collapse, they go Saddam and Gomorrah and then the whole thing has what happen to it?


25 posted on 11/11/2012 5:21:50 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Europe is having a Grand Prix race between economic and moral collapse.

Grab the popcorn.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 5:48:12 AM PST by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: GeronL

This is news? I’ve seen King Louiy’s furniture?


27 posted on 11/11/2012 11:15:29 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: a fool in paradise

Ha! Ha! So true!

I’m surprised that film has not been criminalized as “hate speech” yet.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 12:42:41 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MestaMachine

“Homosexuality and pedophilia among muslims is so rampant”

But in some Muslim countries they hang or behead several homosexuals a year. Our press has stopped reporting on it, or has cut back, but it was quite an issue two years ago and has not stopped.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 7:29:25 PM PST by DBrow
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To: SeekAndFind; SpaceBar; KC_Lion; TigersEye; Pollster1; A CA Guy
3 Race to le bottom.

17 No matter how many governments legalize it it’s still a joke.

23 The far left fringe hopes that they can redefine marriage and still keep the positive connotations of that word. I imagine that will work for liberals about as well as manipulating economics did.

25 The economies of the world collapse, they go Saddam and Gomorrah and then the whole thing has what happen to it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage#Brazil

1 Netherlands 2001
2 Belgium 2003
3 Canada 2005
4 Spain 2005
5 South Africa 2006
6 Norway 2009
7 Sweden 2009
8 Portugal 2010
9 Iceland 2010
10 Argentina 2010
11 Iceland 2010
12 Denmark 2012
13 Finland 2013
14 France 2013
15 New Zealand 2013
16 United Kingdom 2013

30 posted on 11/12/2012 11:00:54 AM PST by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton

Every TV station in the world could air midget wrestling twice a day and it would still be a joke.


31 posted on 11/12/2012 11:43:40 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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