Apologies were not enough. The Minister Delegate for Local Authorities, Caroline Cayeux, is accused of homophobia by the left. A controversy triggered by his remarks, made on Tuesday, on the Public Senate channel. The minister was then questioned about her position during the debates on the law on marriage for all, in 2013.
Opposed to the opening of marriage to same-sex couples, she then quoted a philosopher affirming that “the requirement of gay marriage, and the adoption of children that goes with it, is not simply a design that goes against nature. It’s more serious, because we don’t debate the question of limits: whatever I want, and now, and whatever the consequences later.” Remarks that the minister assured “maintain” Tuesday on Public Senate while defending itself from any homophobia, then judging it good to specify having “many friends among these people”.