Marla R. Stevens

France issues mixed report on SSM

Filed By Marla R. Stevens | February 22, 2006 6:12 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Marriage Equality, The Movement

The FRC and RCC are rejoicing over a new report commissioned by the president of France that ignores the rights of children of gay couples and bases its negative findings on speculation that has long since been disproven but accurately says that granting equal rights to civil marriage makes denial of access to adoption and reproductive technology illogical. They failed to properly weigh the evidence on the consequences of all this to children and children of same-sex couples and they -- and their parents -- will suffer as a result. It does not bode well for French-European Union relations, either. I could say something about France's Vichy past and its occasional history of puppet-to-Rome relationship but that would be tacky.

It won't last, of course. Even this report has a strong minority component. It'll be interesting to see its methodology and how that affected its findings dissected as more becomes known.

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