The French rejected same-sex marriage because they found the rights of the child trumped the rights of the adult. Please read their official report. THANK YOU FRANCE!
Report on the Family and the Rights of Children
French National Assembly, Paris, January 25, 2006
"The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society
and the State". (United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, article 16.) Faced with the desire by
individuals to choose their own family structure models, increasing family breakup and new scientific
possibilities, the report attempts to protect the basic unit of the family while taking into account these
The commission believes that laws should set norms in order to "allow individuals to build their lives
around stable, sure and understandable criteria." Laws should not simply validate changing mores.
"The best interests of the child must prevail over adult freedoms... even including the lifestyle
choices of parents". The legislator is not obligated to adopt the most permissive foreign legislation."
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