"I am a descendant of an oppressive society, which refused the right of legitimate marriage to a man and a woman if they were slaves, which denied them the right to have a child." Today, this law will trample on the fundamental values which create a family, the union of a man and a woman for the procreation of children, he said. "It is not the law which denies the ability to have a child to two men or two women, but nature herself. "We cannot deny the reality of human life. [But] now we are forbidden to recognise the difference between a man and a woman. As a man descended from a people who were bought and sold, I cannot agree to see children created to be bought and sold." "You must hear our voice," Mr Azerot demanded as he continued his impassioned speech. On an island where 60 percent of the young people are unemployed, where their parents also have no work and no home, "do we have no other priority, to give them a decent future, but to offer them homosexual marriage?"
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
"From a man of the French left, a passionate defence of marriage"
Bruno Nestor Azerot electrified the National Assembly in Paris when he spoke against gay marriage.