France Set to Ban Words ‘Father,’ ‘Mother’ From Law

A law has been proposed that would ban the words “father” and “mother” from all official documents in France.

The move comes as part of an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in France. “Father and mother” would be replaced by the gender-neutral term “parents” in all French laws and official documents.

Opponents worry it could lead to the legalization of polygamy or even incest–which is understandable, considering once marriage has been redefined to ignore gender, there is little logically to stop it from being redefined to ignore other boundaries that may currently exist.

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CA Democrats Urge DNC to Put Redefinition of Marriage in Platform

Democratic leaders in California are calling on the Democratic National Convention to officially put the redefinition of marriage in the party’s platform, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of states in the nation have passed amendments and legislation of one type or another defining marriage as the union of one man to one woman.

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Study Finds Children Raised by Same-Sex Couples Disadvantaged

One of the most significant studies on same-sex parenting was released recently. The New Family Structures Study just published in Social Science Research found that children raised in a same-sex household were in fact disadvantaged when compared to other children.

Among other things, the study found that these children:

  • Are 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.”
  • Are more likely to be currently cohabiting
  • Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance
  • Are less likely to be currently employed full-time
  • Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed
  • Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual
  • Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting
  • Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will
  • Are more likely to have “attachment” problems related to the ability to depend on others
  • Use marijuana more frequently
  • Smoke more frequently

This sobering study reinforces what others have said all along: Same-sex households deprive children of important role models that come with having a good father and a good mother. The ideal place for children is in a stable home with a married mom and dad.

You can read the study here.

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