.- The vice president of Paraguay, Federico Franco, said this week that if he were president, he would veto any law allowing same-sex âmarriage,â because of the harm it would bring children raised in such an environment.
âDuring the campaign I was asked about homosexual marriage, and I might add that I am also against abortion because of my Christian convictions,â Franco said. He then underscored that his opposition to gay âmarriageâ is because he considers âmarriage to be a sacrament, the cornerstone of society, and out of defense of children.
âI say selfishness must not prevail over the interests of society,â he added.
âA law of this nature must not be passed,â Franco continued. âCan you fathom the harm we would be doing to a child who grows up in a homosexual marriage" when other children "find out and question him or her about it?" he asked.
For this reason, he added, âIf I were president, the veto (of a law on homosexual âmarriageâ) would be total and absolute.â
âI am a Christian and I want the people know how Federico is going to act, because I have always tried to be as consistent as possible,â he asserted.