PARIS — (02-19-19) — France school forms change is a huge victory for the LGBTQ community, as it instructs its schools to replace the words ‘mother and father to Parent 1 and Parent 2. for gender identity.

The action taken by the French government is part of an upcoming amendment to a new education bill’s draft currently going through the lower house. The new bill if passed, would help end LGBTQ discrimination.

“This amendment aims to root in law children’s family diversity in administrative forms submitted in school,” said Valérie Petit, MP for the majority REM party of President Emmanuel Macron. “To prevent discrimination, school enrollment, class registers, parental authorizations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2,” said Petit.

While many support the amendment that was passed by French MPs on February 12, there are still strong conservative and religious groups who are opposed to the bill. Let’s not forget that while the lower house is more progressive, the country’s Senate is another matter entirely.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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