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French parliamentarians seek investigation of growing influence of ‘gender ideology’ on youth

by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Wed Dec 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 ( - Two members of the French National Assembly, the country’s lower legislative house, are asking for a formal inquiry into the growing influence of “gender ideology” on the French educational system and other institutions.

Virginie Duby-Muller and Xavier Breton, both members of France’s more conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party, are expressing concern over the influence of an ideology imported from the United States, that “consists in saying that man and woman are interchangeable,” in the words of Breton.

In their written request, the two ask for “a true accounting of the lines of penetration of this theory throughout our country: policies towards small children, education, school instruction, university instruction, the rights of women, the rights of the family, social rights, administration, justice.”

“The consequences of theory of gender represent a certain disruption of our social contract that French people have the right to know about,“they add.

The theory of gender, also known as “gender ideology” or “gender identity theory,” claims that one’s gender can be distinct from one’s physical sex.  Those who advocate this view in the ideological realm claim special rights for “transsexuals,” who claim their real sex is different from that indicated by their genitalia. (...)

Terms derived from gender ideology are increasingly finding their way into laws and even constitutions internationally, where “discrimination” on the bases of “gender identity” is forbidden.  They are also finding their way into educational materials, where students are seldom, if ever, told that transgenderism is a mental illness.

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