The UK Telegraph reports that, as part of a proposed law changing the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples, the nation of France is proposing to eliminate all references to "mother" or "father" in official documents.
Now note that in an earlier post, I commented that re-defining marriage to include homosexual couples would tend to obscure the very premiss upon which family law is based; that the ordinary processes of heterosexual love (or lust in many cases, I guess) tend to produce the vulnerable classes called "mothers" and "children." Now if this law goes through in France, French law will no longer recognize the biological fact that mothers are uniquely vulnerable in a way that the fathers of their children are not, and that's not good news for either mothers or their children.
Now of course I'm not hoping for disaster here, in France, or anywhere else, but it does demonstrate the reality that when you forget what a tool is for, you will tend to act as if you've forgotten what the tool is for.
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