Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gay Marriage for France

Jean-Marc Ayrault made several major announcements in his general policy speech today. One is that gay marriage and adoption will be legal in France from 2013. Another is that, as promised, foreigners legally residing in France for a requisite period will obtain the right to vote in local elections.

Elections do make a difference. Neither of these things--both major advances in my view--would have happened if Sarkozy had been re-elected.

5 comments:

Mitch Guthman said...

Off topic but wow! Sarko's house was raided! article/2012/07/03/perquisitions-au-domicile-et-dans-les-bureaux-de-nicolas-sarkozy_1728565_823448.html

Anonymous said...

I don't think I'll ever be on board with moving to a paradigm of voting based on residency, not citizenship.

Anonymous said...

It's only LOCAL elections, meaning that people who lived there for years get their say on purely local affairs, like doing or not some maintenance on the primary school, creating a new public garden, etc... Even if the Sarkoboys carefully skate around this, giving the impression that those foreigners will chose our president, etc...

Mélanie

Adam Neira said...

Homosexuality and thus same sex attration is a result of traumatic conditioning in early childhood, i.e. three and half to eight years of age, most often repressed, and poor later life choices. There is no "gay gene". A community, province or nation that allows same sex marriage legislation is cutting its own spiritual throat. Ancient Rome, Athens and Gomorrah were full of urbane, chic and intelligent people. France must not go down this path.

FrédéricLN said...

"Even if the Sarkoboys carefully skate around this": Well, Nicolas Sarkozy himself advocated for this move. He changed his mind for the 2012 campaign, when he had to find in the leftist agenda some treason he could denounce.