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Legislators working for a national government in the West are aggressively moving ahead with the passage of a law, which will prohibit education systems from using gender specific labels when referring to the parents of school children.
According to News Corps Australia, an amendment to the French Schools of Trust Law was just passed by France’s Parliament.
This federal-level statute was implemented in recent history by the French government to curb what the law’s proponents identified as discrimination against same-$ex couples with children.
Reflecting a trend enacted by other Western countries, France’s national government began allowing same-$ex marriages in 2013.
This new amendment, which has been passed by the French Parliament, proposes a nationwide ban on school systems that outlaws the usage of the words “mother” and “father” on all education-related documents. This documentation includes forms sent home with children that request parental consent.
“To prevent discrimination, school enrollment, class registers, parental authorizations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2,” reads the new amendment article.
Leading figures within France’s national government have already voiced their public support for this newly-approved amendment to the French Schools of Trust Law.
“We have families who find themselves faced with tick boxes stuck in rather old-fashioned social and family models. For us, this article is a measurement of social equality,” said Valérie Petit of France’s National Assembly.
As expected, opposition to this measure becoming law has been fierce.
“When I hear people say this is an old-fashioned model, I would remind people that today among unions celebrated, civil or marital, some 95 percent are man-woman couples,” said Xavier Breton, a conservative French politician who is the Deputy for Ain’s First Constituency.
The finalization of this amendment is also getting stiff resistance from national Christian and traditional family-oriented organizations across France.
However, the Parliament-approved Schools of Trust amendment has yet to gain approval from the French Senate, which is the final legislative body holding the keys to this amendment becoming incorporated into a current law.