French governmental homophobia

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Gay Pride Paris 2017 – Marche des Fiertés LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisex, Transgender) Paris 2017 on Saturday June 24, 2017 from Place de la Concorde Paris to Place de la Republique Paris, France.

From Pink News in Britain:

French official sparks outrage by telling gay couples they can only adopt ‘atypical’ children

19th June 2018, 4:38 PM

A French adoption official has caused controversy by saying that gay and lesbian couples are only able to adopt “damaged” children.

Pascale Lemare, who is the adoption services head in the Seine-Maritime region of Normandy, said that heterosexual couples would be prioritised for adoptions in the region.

According to AFP, Lemare made the comments in an interview with local radio on Tuesday.

During the interview with France Bleu, Lemare said that gay couples were likely to be left with the children that heterosexual couples did not want to adopt due to their age, size or even their disability.

“Children that no one wants – there are people who don’t want to adopt children who are too damaged, too psychologically damaged, too big, or handicapped”, she explained.

Lemare was then asked whether it was more difficult for gay and lesbian couples to adopt younger or healthier children in the region.

The official replied: “There are parents who correspond better to the required criteria.” …

She then stated that gay and lesbian couples were “a little atypical, you might say, with regard to social norms and biological norms.

“If their plan includes children with atypical profiles… if homosexual couples have open expectations, they can indeed adopt a child.”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The statements from Normandy do not stand alone. Another French radio station revealed that in Northeast France there is an adoption agency that says aloud that they prefer heterosexuals. “They said: we have nothing against gay parents, but if a husband and wife report then they will get priority”, says [NOS correspondent] Renout.

Angry comments

In France there has been an angry response to the news coverage. Advocacy groups say that it is a much broader problem, and that it is therefore difficult for gays and lesbians to adopt children. Renout: “The association of gay parents says: this is homophobia, this is punishable and they have filed a complaint with the courts.” …

Homosexual couples are allowed to adopt children in France since 2013 without any conditions.

A measure by the then Socialist Party government, before the now ‘centristMacron government. Fiercely resisted by the ‘moderate’ right and by the extreme right.

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