facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

No assisted reproduction for lesbians

Jan. 9, 2013 at 5:51 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The ruling Socialist Party in France dropped medically assisted childbearing for lesbians Wednesday from a bill that would legalize gay marriage.

Socialists in Parliament hope the step will cut religious opposition to the "marriage for all" bill, Radio France Internationale reported. A poll released Tuesday said 60 percent of the public in France favor allowing same-sex couples to marry, but only 46 percent support opening reproductive assistance to lesbian couples who want children.

A major demonstration is scheduled Sunday against same-sex marriage. The protest is supported by evangelical Protestants, although conservative Catholics, Jews and Muslims are also expected to turn out.

Some Socialists said the party has a history of backing down in confrontations with religious groups, especially the Catholic Church.

"I observe that every time the left is in power the Catholic hierarchy hits the streets," Jean-Christophe Camadelis, a member of the National Assembly, told RFI Tuesday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy
2
Pentagon releases video of U.S. air strikes against IS
3
Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister
4
Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?
5
Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback