French Civil Code expect big changes. The authorities are working on a bill that not only legalize same-sex marriage, but also eliminates the official documents of the word "father" and "mother."
As part of plans to legalize same-sex marriage, the French authorities intend to prohibit the use in official documents, the words "father" and "mother." Instead, they will appear the word "parent", which will not create a non-traditional families inconvenience. A forthcoming bill states that "marriage — a union between two persons of the same or of different sexes." Moreover, the bill proposes to adopt equal rights for same-sex and opposite-sex families.
French Justice Minister Christiana Tobira, said of the newspaper La Croix Government's plans: "Who said that opposite-sex couple raising a child is better than a same-sex that they guarantee the best conditions for the development of the child? What is certain is that the interests of the child — a major concern for the government. "
Acted against the law of the French Catholic Church, saying that "children should not be subject to the desires and conflicts of adults." One of the main French bishops, Dominique Rey, demanded a referendum on gay marriage, as Pope Benedict XVI even invited from France 30 bishops to urge them to fight the new law.
The legalization of gay marriage was one of the campaign promises Francois Hollande. The relevant bill will be submitted to his office on October 31.
In December 2010, the U.S. State Department has made changes to the document issued by the consulates of the birth of children abroad by American citizens. In the passport instead of "mother" and "father" should appear the word "parent." However, under the pressure of criticism found a compromise solution — to use the terms "mother or parent 1" and "father" or parent 2. "