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Norway Rightists woo homosexuals. The Progress Party (FrP) indicates it will lift its traditional veto on allowing homosexuals to marry and adopt children, less than one year before the next general election. “We were concerned it would be difficult to grow up with parents of the same gender with regard to bullying. Now, there are many who believe that society has gone a step further,” Kari Kjønaas Kjos, Progress’ health policy spokesperson told NRK. Same-sex marriages in Norway have been allowed since 2009. Politicians have also indicated they would like to remove established models, allowing same-gender fairytales in day-care to help children learn that having homosexual or lesbian parents is normal.

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Norway Rightists woo homosexuals

Published on Tuesday, 16th October, 2012 at 15:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The Progress Party (FrP) indicates it will lift its traditional veto on allowing homosexuals to marry and adopt children, less than one year before the next general election.

A Norwegian church spire
A Norwegian church spire
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“We were concerned it would be difficult to grow up with parents of the same gender with regard to bullying. Now, there are many who believe that society has gone a step further,” Kari Kjønaas Kjos, Progress’ health policy spokesperson told NRK.

Same-sex marriages in Norway have been allowed since 2009. Politicians have also indicated they would like to remove established models, allowing same-gender fairytales in day-care to help children learn that having homosexual or lesbian parents is normal.

Conservative Party (H) MP Bent Høie, himself a homosexual, has welcomed Progress’ statements, positive to Progress following the Party’s example.

At the same time, Dagrunn Eriksen, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Party (KrF), is not in favour of populist Progress’ proposal.

A leading politician from the same Party has also suggested past that homosexuals would like help ‘converting’ to heterosexuality.

“It’s not about popularity or fear of anything for us in the Party. As far as we are concerned, it's about having a fundamental attitude that a child has a right to a mother and a father, both in terms of adoption and surrogacy,” she said.

Last year, it was found that that an increasing number of homosexuals were losing out in the queue to adopt children and facing discrimination.



Published on Tuesday, 16th October, 2012 at 15:34 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

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