Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I rarely praise the French but

....they have more sense than The European Court of Human Rights.

From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Tue, 2008-01-22 20:26
A quote from Agence France Press, 22 January 2008

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that France had discriminated against a lesbian nursery school teacher by refusing to allow her to adopt a child. […] In 1998, her adoption application was turned down by authorities on the grounds the child would suffer from the absence of a paternal figure and that the role of her partner was unclear. [...]

The court ruled that she had suffered discrimination as well as a violation of her right to a private life, under the European Convention of Human Rights, awarding her 10,000 euros ($14,500) in moral damages.

The decision obliges France to take steps to prevent such discrimination in future, and could have consequences for other single homosexuals, or homosexual couples, in Europe who want to adopt.

Which all goes to show we should not only be out of the EU(SSR) but also The European Court of Human Rights.

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