NEWSWEEK — France’s National Assembly has voted in favor of an amendment removing the terms mother and father from forms in the nation’s schools, instead using the terms “parent 1” and “parent 2.”
The amendment, which passed into law alongside a new school bill Tuesday, has been seen by France’s majority La République en Marche Party (LREM) as a necessary step to bring France’s schools into line with the European nation’s 2013 same-sex marriage law.
While the LREM, the centrist party founded by sitting French President Emmanuel Macron, has heralded the amendment to the School of Trust Bill, conservative parties have dismissed the development as a danger to society.
“The amendment aims to anchor into law the family diversity of children in the administrative forms submitted in school,” LREM lawmaker Valérie Petit said, according to the French outlet 20 Minutes.
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