Skip to comments.France to Become 12th Country in the World to Legalize Gay Marriage
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."
Well, they did just elect Robespierre.
Hey just a couple years ago they banned incest.
I guess they will re-legalize that soon.
Race to le bottom.
Will the Muslim population in France go along with this?
Race to le bottom Ping!
Stick a Fondue Fork in them - they’re done
Homosexuality and pedophilia among muslims is so rampant there is no arab word for it.
The Mayans were right. This is the end of the age.
Frawnce: White flags and fags.
Jacques and Pierre sitting on a tree...
It’s really “Gay Paree” now.
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.
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.
>>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.
No matter how many governments legalize it it’s still a joke.
Nah. The mudslimes will just sit back while the natives destroy themselves.
Hollande also wants to ban homework. These people are delusional.
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