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UK Prime Minister Pledges to Force Gay Civil Union Recognition in Eastern Europe

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By Hilary White

LONDON, December 18, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged to attempt to force Eastern European countries to accept as legally valid homosexual civil partnerships contracted in Britain. Brown told Attitude, one of the UK's leading homosexualist magazines, "I'm fighting to get all the countries in Europe to recognise civil partnerships carried out in Britain."

"We want countries where that hasn't been the case - especially in Eastern Europe - to recognise them. We're negotiating agreements with France and then with Spain."

"If we could show eastern Europe as well as western Europe, that this respect for gay people is due, that would be really important," said Brown. "Of course it will be tough, and will take many years, but that has never ever been a good reason not to fight."

He lauded civil partnership laws as a key achievement of the Labour party, saying it "showed our country is far more tolerant than people thought."

The Labour government's commitment to the homosexualist political agenda has been especially successful in schools where "sex education" has been made mandatory throughout all grades and opposition to homosexuality has been suppressed under the guise of combating "homophobic bullying."

Most recently, guidance issued by the Department of Education will see children as young as five taught in schools about "transsexual rights." Schools are recommended to use material produced by the government-funded homosexualist lobby group Stonewall to develop curriculum.

Homosexualist activists have made no secret of their intention to use various European Union bodies to force countries like Lithuania and Poland to accept homosexuality as a valid "sexual alternative." The proposal to force dissenting EU states to conform is a key project of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA-Europe). ILGA told the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on Fundamental Rights that recognition of civil same-sex partnerings is one of the issues of "freedom of movement and mutual recognition of LGBT families relationships in the EU."

Some are calling for resistance to Brown's plan, saying it will threaten laws protecting the family across the EU. John Smeaton, the director of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children pointed to various developments that threaten the family in Europe. In January, Spain's Supreme Court ruled that parents do not have the right to opt out of the government's pro-homosexual and anti-family schools program. In September, the European Parliament passed a resolution against a new Lithuanian law seeking to protect minors from sexualization by society, and last week, eight fathers were jailed in Germany after refusing to send their children to sex education classes.

Smeaton wrote, "It is an illusion to think that we can build a true culture of human life if we do not offer adolescents and young adults an authentic education in sexuality, and in love, and the whole of life according to their true meaning and in their close interconnection."


Read related LSN coverage:

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http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/jul/07071806.html

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http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/jul/07070506.html

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http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jul/08070906.html

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