asks FAFCE's President Antoine Renard
Antoine Renard, President of the French Catholic Family Associations (CNAFC) and of the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE), regrets the lack of will to listen to the civil society: "98% of the French parents of children under the age of 15 would primarily turn to families with a man-woman couple if they were themselves unable of taking care of their children in the case of death or serious illness.
Although the society accepts the relationships between two people of the same sex, the need for children to grow up with a father and a mother, or two adults of different sex in the case of orphans, remains a common understanding."
"Children are subjects of rights but their rights are excluded in the current proposal, a proposal that on the contrary reverses the hierarchy of rights: instead of taking into account the best interest of the child, this project introduces a 'right to a child'" states Mr Renard
On the eve of the demonstration "for all", against the legal proposal in Paris on 13 January where several hundred thousand people are expected, Mr Renard
wishes for the French people: "I believe that our country crucially needs to stay united as we are facing the consequences of the economic and social crisis but rather than striving for unity, our Government pushes an issue that is clearly dividing our people.