French Jews come out for and against gay marriage

09.02.2013                      29.Schwat. 5773                      Mischpatim; Paraschat Schkalim

Frankreich:

French Jews come out for and against gay marriage

Local Jewish community vocal on both sides of France’s ongoing debate on the potential legality of gay marriage.

Wide-eyed and smiley, Elay-Gabriel seems utterly unaffected by the French media’s sudden interest in him.
A dozen French journalists have visited the 18-month-old in recent months because he is trapped in a sort of legal limbo: He cannot obtain citizenship because the state does not recognize children born to surrogates abroad as French, even if one of their biological parents is a French national….