Russia does not seem to be bothered by some of the vain polemics that are flourishing on the other side of the Old Continent. On Friday, November 29, Vladimir Putin swept aside the notions of “parent one” and “parent two”, mentioned last February in France to replace, in administrative documents, the names of ” father ” and “mother”.
“In some countries, they [the words ‘father’ and ‘mother’] have been replaced by ‘parent number one’ and ‘parent number two’. I hope that this will never happen here,” said the Kremlin master at a meeting of the Council for inter-ethnic relations, reported RT France.
In France, an amendment tabled by a member of the LREM, Valérie Petit, sought to delete, in several administrative documents – such as civil status records or school leaving permits – the words “father and mother”, to be replaced by “parent 1 and parent 2” as mentioned the text.
Several voices in the political class riled against this project. The anti-gay marriage lobby, for its part, denounced the text as “absolutely dehumanizing”. Even the LGBT Family Association reported fearing a “parental hierarchy” implied.
“Who is parent number 1 and who is parent number 2?” Alexander Urwicz, the president wanted to know.