The French government has plans to ban the use of words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ from all official documents under controversial plans to legalise gay marriage, says a report.

This means only ‘parents’ will be used in identical marriage ceremonies for all heterosexual and same-sex couples.

According to the Daily Mail, the draft law states ‘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 the French law, will be swapped for simply ‘parents’.” The law would give homosexual and heterosexual couples equal adoption rights.

‘Incest & polygamy’

French Catholic Church head Cardinal Philippe Barbarin warned followers 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.