The bad news continue in France, after the rejection of gay marriage, the Parliament decided that gays and lesbians in a civil union will not receive benefits if their partner dies.
Valérie Pécresse, Minister for the budget, thus clearly said: "We do not want to extend this right" which would cost, according to her, "7.8 billion euros per full year."
Quantify that Nicolas Gougain, spokesperson of Inter-LGBT, announced rather around "5 billion […]If all the civil unions ended tomorrow in the death of one of the partner and if all could profit from this benefit!" in short, a stupidity, the married widowers would cost 8 annual billion but it doesn't seem to be an issue because, of course, French married people will not die all in the same time.
Moreover Pécresse explains it very well, "it is not for reasons of cost and budget that we do not want to extend this right", she says to the Parliament, "it is for reasons of principle. The civil union is not a contract of the same nature as the marriage. It comprises much less duties and obligations of solidarity between the partners. In particular, the rupture of a civil union is much simpler than in a marriage, and there is not (after the rupture) an obligation of solidarity which makes the characteristic of the marriage. Consequently, less duties means less rights. Therefore we reserve the right to the widow survivor's benefit to the surviving spouses of a policy-holder deceased (married)."
Except that we do not have all the right to marry so less rights, less equality.
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In a first chapter, we had seen that, unfortunately, TV series having LGBT characters are in fall. Except for a few series like True Blood, our TV screens are not very lesbian and we are there watching programs, all straight. In the absence of being able to be in raptures about superb and sexy lesbians, let's take a look on people watching LGBT series.
Do you remember this story of the Belgian lesbian vice-principal pushed to leave the school where she worked because of homophobe student riots which had shocked us? (A Lesbian Pushed By Students To Quit Her Job In Belgium)
When it happened, I didn't known yet if she decided to quit or not and well, Eliane, as we will call her, decided to quit of course.
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In Brazil, the Supreme Court confirmed a civil wedding between 2 lesbians.
In Moldavia, the Parliament will discuss on a bill which will ban the discrimination based on sexual orientation.