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France Bans Words “Mother” And “Father” To Accomodate 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.

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