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Gay marriage will make France a ‘land of homos’, says senator

Gay marriage will make France a ‘land of homos’, says senator

Marriage equality and adoption by same-sex couples will make France into a ‘land of homos’, according to a conservative politician and billionaire.

Speaking on French Culture radio, Senator Serge Dessault said if gay marriage was legalized then there would be no people having babies.

He said: ‘We’ll have a land of homos. And then in 10 years there will be no one left. It’s stupid.’

The 87-year-old said homosexuality was responsible for the self-destructing indulgence that led to the downfall of ancient Greece.

‘Total decadence, of course. It’s the end of the family, it’s the end of the children’s development, it’s the end of education. It’s a danger for the entire nation,’ said Dassault.

The entrepreneur was speaking on the same day France’s Socialist cabinet adopted a draft bill to legalize gay marriage and adoption on 7 November.

‘This is an important step towards the equality of rights,’ said Dominique Bertinnoti, the Minister of Family Affairs.

The bill, which will be introduced for a vote in early 2013 and is expected to pass in early 2013, has attracted strong criticism from religious and conservative groups.

France’s leading Roman Catholic bishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois has urged Christians to fight against the planned reforms.

‘The presidential and legislative elections earlier this year did not give them carte blanche, especially not for reforms that very profoundly affect the equilibrium of our society,’ he said.

The cardinal has also called the bill a ‘deception’ and ‘fraud’ saying that gay marriage risked harming children and that it would be ‘the marriage of a few imposed on everyone.’

Gay rights groups have also criticized the bill for not including medical assisted procreation, such as insemination for lesbian couples.

However President Francois Hollande has said there could be alterations to the law as it goes through parliament.