So attractive was commitment, so appealing was the prospect of family life, that even gay men and lesbians were embracing them! Berger, M. The list of themes is long: formalization of unions e. Bergonnier-Dupuy et M. Kirkpatrick, M.
Now we've got Rick Santorum and late Jerry Falwell running around arguing that gay people are a threat because some of us do live like straight people. Marriage between same-sex partners is possible in 11 countries of the European Union, in all Canadian provinces and now in all States of the USA, but it has prompted heated debates in France, especially as regards filiation and the possibility that two parents of the same sex have children together.
It had the added benefit of being a more traditional, ancient, and sacred marriage ceremony, a marriage ceremony that predated cake toppers and florists and obviated the need for seating charts. With state and church against us, there's a kind of dignity in loving each other anyway. Anyway, I was reading E.
In France, upholding an exclusive filiation model has led to tying maternity to the act of giving birth and to ignore its other aspects.