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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 22:38

Marriage Equality And Adoption Bill Was Introduced Without Insemination Right

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Yesterday, in France, the bill allowing marriage equality and adoption for gay and lesbian couples was introduced by the Minister for justice Christiane Taubira but it doesn't included the right for lesbians to do inseminations. However, today, the minister of the family Dominique Bertinotti specified that it is just a "pre-project", which Taubira also confimed.

This announcement was a surprise because insemination is on the list of President-Fran├žois-Hollande's commitments. Pro-gay organizations AllOut and Inter-LGBT launched a petition: Equality for all couples which they will give to the Minister for justice Thursday to point out the commitments.

Esther Benbassa said she will introduce amendments to include insemination and recognition of the second parent if the law doesn't include them: "I think Taubira will accept our amendments, even if there is conservatism within the socialist group."

UMP and Front National as for them are always opposed to marriage equality and even more to adoption. Most of their members said they need time, they would prefer a referendum on the question or qualifie this as a problem of ethics except Chantal Jouannot who had already shown her support for the two laws.


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