Gay marriage in France brought by the Constitutional Council will not inevitably have a positive end.
During an interview on I-TELE and Radio Classique, Jean-Louis Debré, the president of the Constitutional Council, specified that it was not the role of the Council “to rewrite the law” nor “to make choices of society”.
“It is quite obvious that I will not tell you what we will decide since we are deliberated on it”, said Mr. Debré the decision having to be taken on January 28th.
The Council is there “to look if the law is or not in conformity with the Constitution and the general principles of the right (…) It is not a question for us of making choices of society, but to say if the legislator respects the constitutional principles”, he insisted.
“In deliberated and in all our deliberated we look if the question which is subjected to us is in conformity or not with the Constitution and if one poses a more important or broader problem to us, well it is not to the Constitutional Council to replace the legislator." he specified.