France is set to ban the words "mother" and "father" from all official documents under new plans to legalize gay marriage and give equal adoption rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples. Under the proposed law, only the word "parents" would be used in marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples, a move that has sparked widespread outrage, The Telegraph reports. Changes to the civil code would mean swapping all references to "mothers and fathers," in legal documents, with the word "parents." The proposed law has been met with resistance by members of the Catholic Church. "Gay marriage would herald a complete breakdown in society," Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the head of the French Catholic Church, told Christian’s RFC radio last week.By the way, the new blogger interface is a mess. Can't separate paragraphs... great.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012