Canada - I am disappointed with the European Union Parliament which continues to issue statements that do not respectâ€¦the culture and traditions proper to the different member states. In particular, I refer to the recent resolution on homophobia, which rightly calls for the elimination of discrimination against persons with homosexual tendencies, but which also calls for putting the rights of same-sex unions on the same level as those of legitimate families, asking that member states modify their national laws.
The family - and through it, all human society - have their source and origin in marriage which is ordered to the procreation and education of offspring.
There is no scientific evidence to confirm homosexual activity as a normal behavior. Homosexuality is neither an entirely innate condition nor is it unchangeable. The so-called ''gay gene'' has never been found.
Homosexual acts are also contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine effective and sexual complementarity (sic).
The EU Parliament should recognize that in defending traditional marriage and family one does not limit but rather defends personal freedom and dignity (as it is) realistically and authentically understood.