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France Bans Words “Mother” And “Father” To Accommodate Gay Couples

In the wake of gender equality and same-sex marriage, schools in France are taking an unusual turn to accommodate same-sex couples.

France has introduced an amendment bill which will allow for the words “Father” and “Mother” to be replaced with parent 1 and parent 2 as an inclusive strategy for same-sex couples.

According to The Scottish Sun, Valerie Petit, the MP of the majority party, REM which president Emmanuel Macron belongs to, noted that both words were against gay marriage in the recently passed gay marriage law.

This amendment aims to root in law children’s family diversity in administrative forms submitted in school,” she said.

“We have families who find themselves faced with tick boxes stuck in rather old-fashioned social and family models. For us, this article is a measurement of social equality.”

The amendment law states, “To prevent discrimination, school enrollment, class registers, parental authorisations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2.”

Socialist MP, Joaquim Puevot moved to support this which she describes as a “question of respect and dignity.”

Quoting the Telegraph, he said, “You cannot imagine the consequences when children don’t feel treated like the others,” he said.

 

 

– Theguardian

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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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