France  is planning to ban the words 'mother' and 'father' from all its official documents and replace them with the word 'parents' under new moves to legalise same-sex marriage.

An article published by The Telegraph newspaper tells of these controversial plans and the concern by the French Catholic church which has spoken out against the changes. A French Catholic Cardinal warned of the consequences of gay marriage, saying that it could lead to polygamy and the taboo on incest falling.

This issue brings to light the possible consequences should gay marriage be legalised. It would deny children the right to fully benefit from the love of their mother and father, and erode the very nature of family as the foundation of social life.

For more information, please read The Telegraph article.