Both KiwiBlog and Whale Oil Beef Hooked have posts up today on the unpopularity of the newly elected socialist Government in France. Both only mention economic issues, but I need to point out that the French government is also implementing same-sex marriage in Spring 2013, and that they've manage to annoy both conservatives and homosexual persons in the process.
How the French Socialists have annoyed conservatives with same-sex marriage is self-explanatory, just use my gay marriage tag at the bottom of this post for a whole slew of articles on that topic if you need help, but you've got to wonder how on earth the homosexual persons would be put out by having marriage redefined so that they can pretend to be married as well. One French lady explains:
“As a lesbian couple, me and my partner can’t just wake up in the morning and say, we’re going to have a baby,” she said. “But without [Medically Assisted Procreation - MAP for short], procreation is near impossible. It would be terribly hypocritical for the Socialists to introduce an ‘equality’ bill without allowing us the same parenting rights as our heterosexual peers. Half-hearted equality is not equality.”
Some readers will know what I think about Medically Assisted Procreation. It's evil, no matter who does it - a same-sex couple or a heterosexual couple, it doesn't matter. It's wrong and should not be allowed. Children should come from the love of two people, not from test tubes.
Related link: France’s gay marriage bill: nobody’s happy ~ France 24