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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.

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6 Comments

  • 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.

  • kayakriver

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

  • Brian

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

  • 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

  • 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.

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