Tuesday, April 16, 2013



French uproar over dictionary's marriage definition

Larousse, the authoritative French dictionary, has infuriated right-wing MPs after it altered its definition of marriage to a union of "two persons" rather than "between man and woman".

MPs from the opposition UMP have called for boycotts of the dictionary after accusing it of taking sides in France's debate on gay marriage.

Larousse's 2014 edition, due to be published in June, defines marriage as a "solemn act between two same-sex or different-sex persons, who decide to establish a union".

The government of Francois Hollande has proposed a gay marriage law and the legislation is being contested in parliament.

Laurent Wauquiez, the vice-president of the UMP, criticised Larousse for taking sides and pre-empting the final parliamentary vote on an issue that has divided France.

"It's incredible, this is not normal, the law has not passed yet. I'm a member of parliament, I believe in what I do and I find it incredible," he said. "I studied politics and social sciences from their books. I can't believe they are doing this."

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's France. Most males there are queers anyway, so what does it matter.

Anonymous said...

2:02 AM manages to be both francophobic and homophobic in the same sentence; but who cares as it's only 2:02 AM, a probable denizen of some backwater in North America where many irrational phobias thrive !

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:02AM is sending a clear message: people of the right wing do not think in a rational way.

Brian from Rochester NY said...

Anonymous 2:32

And you are making an equally irrational supposition based on one single anecdote from someone who does not even identify himself as right wing.

Back to the issue at hand: It is frightening that such people who hold the language hostage can make such a change when it has not been established legally.

Anonymous said...

"And you are making an equally irrational supposition based on one single anecdote from someone who does not even identify himself as right wing."

Yeah, so? What are you going to do about it?

Anonymous said...

There is nothing to do, he already pointed out that you are an illogical moron.

Anonymous said...

this is newspeak, libs do this all the time.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 2:24 and 2:32 are two of those French queers. Is that why you girls are upset?

Libby Ryell said...

"Is that why you girls are upset?"

You will never get my pussy or any one else's for that matter.

Anonymous said...

338 - nobody would want yours.