If a proposed law passes in France, a child will no longer have a “mother” or “father,” just a “parent.” That’s all you get. If your official documents say you do not have a mother or father and have only parents, what will media reports report? “Parent No. 1 said their wayward child was the fault of Parent No. 2? Who wants to be Parent No. 2?
The draft law states that “marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender”.
It says all references to “mothers and fathers” in the civil code – which enshrines French law – will be swapped for simply “parents”.
The law would also give equal adoption rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples.
Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told France’s Catholic newspaper La Croix: “Who is to say that a heterosexual couple will bring a child up better than a homosexual couple, that they will guarantee the best conditions for the child’s development?” Read more here.