Mom and Dad raised you, but your kids will be raised by Parents 1 and 2.
It may sound like a Dr. Seuss book, but it's an actual movement in France!
A new political party is proposing a bill to officially change the legal terms "mother" and "father" to "Parent 1" and "Parent 2!"
On the bright side, the proposed law includes a provision that allows same sex couples to both adopt a child, instead of just one as the law currently stands.
On the other hand, you'd be calling your parents the same thing they call them at the DMV!
The French Catholic Church is apparently against the bill, not because it's cray cray, but because they think it will lead to "incest" and "polygamy." Yeah, we don't know what they mean either. Maybe it's a translation issue?
Look, we understand Parent 1. It sounds like an award, a point of pride, something you'd put on a coffee mug.
But who wants to be Parent 2?! It sounds like a runner-up at best! At worst, it's bathroom code indicating the bidet is in use!
We fully support the intention to help gay parents, but this whole thing is just too crazy!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
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