Frans Timmermans over roze gezinnen en gelijke rechten

5 juli 2015 | tags: NELFA

Een bericht van NELFA van een belangrijk statement van de vice-president van de EU, Frans Timmermans.

Dear Members and Friends,

As many of you know, Ilga-Europe organised the first successful Equality Gala on 24 June 2015 in Brussels. NELFA was there too.

One of the political highlights of the evening was the speech by Frank Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission. He spoke passionately about Equality and towards the end of the speech, prompted by one of NELFA Board Members present, he also spoke about children and same-sex parents.

You can find below the full transcript of his speech, and enclosed the part towards the end where he talks about children:

On children: I strongly believe that children need two loving parents. Who cares whether these two parents are two men or two women? They need loving parents. There is no proof, scientifically, that you need a man and a woman to be caring parents. Many of us in this room share the experience of marriages that break down. I know many relationships of men and men, women and women, who are extremely caring parents. Who make sure that children have a place where they feel at home. Who make sure that children grow up to be responsible citizens, happy people. The only prescription I have as a parent, follows Oscar Wilde  – who also was a parent by the way, of two children –  who said the only recipe is this: happy children make good citizens. Please keep that in mind.

Full transcript

These are powerful words by the First Vice-President of the European Commission and worth sharing widely. Ilga Europe is preparing a video of the speech and we will share this with you too when it comes out.

Best regards,

Luis Amorim

NELFA Board Member

Bron afbeelding: NRC