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French “Elle” To Come Out With A “Marriage For All!” Issue

french-elle-marriage-equalityThe French edition of Elle magazine is taking sides in the nation’s ongoing same-sex marriage debate with a “Marriage for All!” issue, featuring two  lovely, blushing model brides in matrimonial embrace.

According to editorial director Valérie Toranian, via The Cut:

“This debate is not primarily between old and modern, right and left, homophobes and progressives: there are gay, pro-marriage Catholics, left- and right-leaning psychologists fiercely attached to the symbolism of gender difference as a necessity for any potential child. There are feminists who advocate for IVF for lesbians, but who oppose surrogate mothers for gays because they denounce the commodification of women’s bodies.”

French Elle‘s “Marriage for All!” issue hits newsstands tomorrow, January 18, while President François Hollande has promised to pass the increasingly divisive legislation by June.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 17, 2013
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  • 6 Comments
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      It would be nice if the cover girls were a real life couple. But are they?

      They could be. But somehow I doubt it.

      Jan 17, 2013 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayakriver
      kayakriver

      @GeriHew: who cares? that’s a fashion/beauty magazine, not ‘reality looks’ magazine.

      Jan 17, 2013 at 10:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian
      Brian

      Looks like a couple of fake lesbians to me. In any case, why congratulate Elle magazine? It exploits women.

      Jan 18, 2013 at 4:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @kayakriver: I care.

      There are quite a few out queer women in fashion modelling.

      Fashion Week Gallery: 50 Lesbian & Bisexual Fashion Models:
      http://www.autostraddle.com/fashion-week-gallery-50-smokin-hot-queer-models-132909/

      So it’s not like Elle couldn’t have found any queer girls for this cover.

      Jan 18, 2013 at 9:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kvitka
      kvitka

      “There are feminists who advocate for IVF for lesbians, but who oppose surrogate mothers for gays because they denounce the commodification of women’s bodies.”

      It is hypocrisy and double standards

      Jan 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew
      GeriHew

      @kvitka: There are all sorts of people who have a tendency to think to two mums ok, two dads not ok. Not just a minority of feminist women. I don’t agree with it, but I feel a frank discussion about what lies behind such prejudices would make for a painful debate.

      Jan 20, 2013 at 2:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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