The experience of being reared without a father has given me a deep conviction about the right of children not to be intentionally deprived of a father and mother. A lot of us are hurting. My biggest concern is that the Children and Family Relationships Act, the marriage referendum, and planned legislation on surrogacy are all part of the same Government agenda and together they entail redefining the family in a profound and radical way.
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. Variation in human sex ratios has been the focus of empirical investigation for decades, but no studies have examined the relationship between parental mating behavior and future offspring sex. Here we tested whether dominance cues in the faces and behavior of mothers and fathers were associated with the sex of their future offspring.
The move, which has outraged Catholics, means only the word "parents" would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. It says all references to "mothers and fathers" in the civil code — which enshrines French law — will be swapped for simply "parents". Justice Minister Christiane Taubira told France's Catholic newspaper La Croix: "Who is to say that a heterosexual couple will bring a child up better than a homosexual couple, that they will guarantee the best conditions for the child's development?
December 11, The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with many brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with many sisters is more likely to have daughters. The research, published online today by the journal Evolutionary Biologyinvolved a study of family trees containing information onpeople from North America and Europe going back to
A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters. The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a man with many brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with many sisters is more likely to have daughters.
The change was part of an amendment to a new draft education bill, which supporters say seeks to put an end to discrimination against same-sex parents. Passed by MPs on Tuesday, it could still be rejected by France's Senate, which houses a right majority, but will then go back to National Assembly for a final reading. LREM party, who drafted the text.
Ms Petit explained that the words mother and father, on all school documents such as authorising children to go on trips, no longer took into account the recently-passed gay marriage law, nor the existence of same sex parents. But Twitter has mixed views on the change. Many described the move as political correctness gone mad.
However, some French conservative MPs disagree with the principle of the ruling. Stop theis pseudo-'progressive' delirium! Right-wing Twitter users concurred, with one person writing that the concept of abolishing "mother" and "father" labels is "dehumanising". The amendment says: "To prevent discrimination, school enrolment, class registers, parental authorisations and all other official forms involving children must mention only Parent 1 and Parent 2.
Updated August 21, Riding the momentum of the Irish referendum and United States supreme court ruling legalising same-sex marriage, there are expectations Australian legislators will change the Marriage Act. A cross-party bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be introduced in the Federal Parliament as early as Augustwhen politicians return from their winter break.
Archives of Sexual Behavior. A two-generation study of pregnant nulliparous women daughters and their mothers is presented. The women in both generations were interviewed. Daughters from homes characterized by marital discord between the parents as judged from the report of the mother were compared to daughters from harmonious homes.