Thursday, September 27, 2012

France to Replace 'Mother' and 'Father' With 'Parents' on Official Documents

The governing body of France has stated that should the government pass legislation redefining the historical interpretation of marriage, current words used to describe parental figures could be removed and replaced with gender-neutral wording.

Francois Hollande, the French President, pledged to introduce legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage while he was running for president. Opponents have voiced their concern over the proposal to remove the words "mother" and "father" from official documents should the country adopt same-sex marriage.

The change would only permit the use of the word "parents," which would be used in marriage ceremonies for both heterosexual and homosexual ceremonies.

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