Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Stripping society of sexual differences

Hundreds of thousands to flood Paris in support of marriage
Pope Benedict XVI attends a meeting with French prelates at the Vatican Nov. 17. Catholics are called to serve the common good of society, including by protecting traditional marriage and defending human life, Pope Benedict told the bishops. CNS photo / L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters.
Catholic News Agency reports that supporters of traditional marriage expect hundreds of thousands of marchers to turn out for an upcoming national rally in opposition to President Francois Hollande's "marriage for all" proposal.

Set to go before France's parliament Jan. 29, the draft law proposes to redefine marriage as a union "contracted between two persons of different sex or of the same sex." The law would also allow "married" same-sex couples to adopt children while also replacing gender definitive titles such as "Mother" or "Father" with "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."

Some opponents of the proposal say doing so would strip society of sexual differences and would create framework a for a "new anthropological order" based on sexual preference rather than unique "sexual otherness." Opponents also say the move would deny children the biological right to have a mother and father, and that the proposal should have been presented as a referendum to the people.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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