A ban on the usage of the words 'mother' and 'father' from all official documents is being planned by the French government under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage. This means only the word 'parents' would be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples. According to the Daily Mail, the draft law states that 'marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender'. It further says "all references to 'mothers and fathers' in the civil code, which enshrines French law, will be swapped for simply 'parents'." The law would also give equal adoption rights to homosexual and heterosexual couples, the paper said. Meanwhile, the head of the French Catholic Church Cardinal Philippe Barbarin warned followers last week that gay marriage could lead to legalised incest and polygamy in society. "This could have innumerable consequences. Afterward they will want to create couples with three or four members. And after that, perhaps one day the taboo of incest will fall," the paper quoted him, as saying. Leading French Catholics have also published a 'Prayer for France', which said 'children should not be subjected to adults' desires and conflicts, so they can fully benefit from the love of their mother and father.'Source: ANI << Telomere Length Indicates Life Expectancy in Mammals Early Signs of Parkinson's Could Be Detected With The Help ... >> Recommended Reading Poll Finds 53 Percent Americans Want 'Gay Marriage' to be Legalized A survey has revealed that fifty-three percent of Americans have supported for the first time a move to make gay marriage legal. READ MORE San Francisco Supporters Vow to Fight Gay Marriage Ban Gay marriage supporters faced off with police in San Francisco after the California Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex weddings. READ MORE One More US State may Soon Allow Gay Marriage The northwestern US state of Washington may soon permit gay marriage after a favourable vote was cast by a renowned lawmaker. READ MORE Challenge to California Gay Marriage Ban Boosted A lawsuit challenging the California law that outlaws gay marriage in the state moved a major step closer to a federal trial. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Daily Calorie Requirements Iron Intake Calculator How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?