France to ban ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in all legal terminology
PARIS, September 27, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As with most of the jurisdictions that have adopted “gay marriage,” France will be changing the language of its laws and regulations related to marriage and parenthood to eliminate the terms “mother” and “father”. All references to mothers and fathers, the government has said, will be changed to “parents”.
The new socialist government has promised to bring forward a law by the end of October. They have already said there will be no provisions granted for conscientious objections from state marriage ministers.
The bill, being drafted now, will create identical marriage ceremonies for same-sex partners as for natural marriages. French media reports that the bill calls marriage “a union of two people, of different or the same gender”.
It will also grant adoption rights to homosexual partners.
Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told the French 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?”
“What is certain is that the interest of the child is a major preoccupation for the government,” she continued.
The alteration of language in all laws related in any way to marriage has become standard for all jurisdictions that have adopted “gay marriage” or even civil unions.
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In the Canadian province of Nova Scotia in 2007, following a human rights complaint by homosexuals, the provincial government approved regulations allowing birth certificates to register a lesbian “spouse” of a birth mother as the “other parent”. In the same year, the state Senate of California approved legislation substituting the term “two persons” for “man and wife” in all state references to marriage.
Immediately following the passage of same-sex “marriage” legislation in Spain, the government ordered that the terms “mother” and “father” were to be replaced in the State Civil Registries Family Book with the headings, progenitor A, and progenitor B.
Similar actions have been taken by governments in Ontario and Prince Edward Island, the US state of Massachusetts and the Australian state of Victoria.
Ontario banned “mother” and “father” as well as the terms “wife”, “husband”, “widow”, and “widower” from all statutes. In 2005, in Prince Edward Island, the Conservative government proposed to amend the law to remove all references to husbands and wives in favour of the gender-neutral “spouse.”
In Scotland in 2007, at the request of the homosexualist lobby group Stonewall, nurses were told by the National Health Service that “mother” and “father” were homophobic. They were to be replaced with “carers” or “guardians.” The terms “husband”, “wife”, and “marriage” must be replaced with “partners” and “close friend.”
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