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Le Figaro - France | Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gay adoption violates French values

According to a draft law presented on Tuesday in France, homosexuals would have the same rights to adopt children as heterosexuals, whether as a couple or as individuals. That runs counter to the basic values of the Republic, the lawyer Alexandre Duval-Stalla writes in the conservative daily Le Figaro: "Love makes you blind, and by wanting to do good you end up destroying everything. This is the paradox of the bill on marriage and adoption for homosexual couples. The government wants to ban discrimination against couples on the grounds of their sexual orientation, and recognise their rights as same-sex couples. That is legitimate, but the solutions as proposed constitute a fundamental revision of the basic principles of the French Republic, which reject parallel societies and positive discrimination. ... The real risk in recognising the homosexual community in this way is that it creates a precedent for any kind of parallel society, be it political, social, cultural, religious or ethnic in nature. ... Hence the path chosen by the government signals the end of a basic understanding of the Republic inherited from the French Revolution."

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