The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been signed and ratified by almost every nation in the world. By signing and ratifying the Convention, all these nations have committed themselves to implementing its content in laws and practical policies concerning children.
The 54 Articles of the Convention may be found here: https://www.unicef.org/child-rights-convention/convention-text
In Article 7.1 the Convention declares that every child, as far as possible, has the right to «know and be cared for by his or her parents».
It is obvious from the text of the Convention that the word «parents» means «biological parents». This is clearly signalled in many Articles of the Convention by the use of the following or a similar expression: «the child’s parents, legal guardians or other persons legally responsible for the child».
See the Articles of the Convention where this expression (or something similar) is used: 2.1 • 2.2 • 3.2 • 5 • 14.2 • 18.1 • 18.2 • 19.1 • 21a) • 40.2(b-ii) • 40.2(b-iii)
38 times in the Convention on the Rights of the Child the words «parents», «the parents» or «both parents» appear in the text. Never does the Convention use the word in singular: «parent». It is presupposed and taken for granted in all parts of the Convention that every child has the right to both parents.
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On the basis of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and for several other reasons, most people are convinced that planned fatherlessness or planned motherlessness is not in accordance with the rights of children formulated in the Convention. Neither father nor mother is irrelevant, redundant or unimportant.
Adoption and foster homes
When a child experiences an existencial crisis (for instance the death of parents or parents who are unable to take proper care of their child), adoption may in many instances be the best solution. In other cases foster homes may be the best (often temporary) solution for the child.
Among the 193 member countries of the United Nations, 29 countries have passed laws that allow same-sex marriages. 164 countries have not done so. These 164 countries are not breaking any international human rights conventions or declarations by defining marriage as a legal union between man and woman.
The rainbow and its colours have always fascinated people. In different cultures and religions the rainbow has been attributed with a wide range of symbolisms and meanings. See for instance the Wikipedia article Rainbows in Culture, which describes the rainbow in religion, art, literature, music and films. The article includes an explanation of why the rainbow in the Christian tradition is seen as a covenant token of God's care for the world.
To many people today the 7 colours of the rainbow signifiy diversity. That is also one of the messages of our logo.
Our logo is about «uniqueness in diversity»: The world is full of diverse expressions in all areas of human life – languages, races, skin colours, cultures, religions, ideologies, etc., etc. The rainbow can be understood as a symbol of the enormous and colourful mosaic of diversity and creativity among the seven billion people in the world.
In all our differences there is, however, one thing we all have in common: Every human being – without exception – is born as the result of sperm from a man and an egg from a woman. Every birth and every human life is a solid expression of the unparalleled role that man and woman, father and mother, play in the life of every child and every person who has ever lived. This reflects a profound uniqueness and a common trait in all of humanity – in the midst of an almost indescribable diversity in the human race.
The mother-father-child relationship is a singular and objective reality based on biological and genetical factors and is the foundational cell of all societies and civilizations. It is not merely a "social construct". Biologically, it is different from all other human relationships.
Positive and important affirmations
The message that our logo communicates include important truths and values that we affirm. We encourage others to join us by saying ...
• YES to the uniqueness of the mother-father-child relationship.
• YES to both mother’s and father’s unique contributions in a child’s growth and development.
• YES to the fact that mother and father complement each other and are equally important.
• YES to the importance and value of knowing one’s relatives on both mother’s and father’s side – uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.
• YES to taking biology seriously in laws and family policies affecting children.
• YES to protecting children’s rights in all areas of life.
• YES to to the perspective and rights of children over and above the perspective and demands of adults.
The Global Logo of the Biological Family is not an attack on other forms of families and relationships. Instead, it is a creative expression, display and celebration of a profound conviction that we share with billions of others around the world: The mother-father-child relationship is unique and is the family model that best protects children’s inborn rights and needs.
The Project Group responsible for the logo encourages everyone to meet and speak of sexual minorities (and any other group) with respect and dignity. We encourage everyone to speak and act on the conviction and truth that absolutely all human beings have the same inborn worth and value and should be treated accordingly.
People may disagree profoundly in questions related to ideologies, sexual ethics and family matters, but this should not hinder us meeting others with a fair and respectful attitude. It is crucial to distinguish clearly between ideologies and individuals.
Obviously, it is legitimate to criticize and oppose ideologies and ideas that we consider harmful or wrong, and to wholeheartedly defend our own convictions. However, using hateful, derogatory, uncivilized or dehumanizing language, attitudes or acts towards our opponents is totally unacceptable.
We have chosen to use the rainbow as part of the logo for several reasons. Here are some of them:
A natural phenomenon
The rainbow is a beautiful natural phenomenon that anyone is free to use as they wish. No one has a monopoly or exclusive right to make use of it or assign to it an «objective» or global meaning and symbolism. The rainbow belongs to everybody. Along the centuries different cultures, religions and organizations have used the rainbow and its colours to promote their message, values and vision.
On Wikipedia there is an interesting article about different versions of logos and flags with rainbow colours from around the world: Rainbow flag. The article also includes information about a logo almost identical to the present LGBT+ flag. The logo was used by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA – Coop) from 1925 until 2001.
The logo that we have produced portrays 7 colours in the rainbow – the number of colours normally attributed to the rainbow: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. The most common LGBT+ flag uses only 6 colours. Indigo is missing.
"Monopoly" or diversity
A reason for choosing the rainbow as one of the two dominant features of our logo, is that we want to participate in an attempt to change the situation which has developed in recent years: In many countries the LGBT+ movement and its agenda have obtained a kind of «monopoly» in relation to the rainbow colours.
With our initiative and logo we hope to contribute to more diversity in the use of the rainbow and its colours. Our hope is that more groups and people will feel comfortable using the rainbow and its colours in their initiatives and activities – without automatically being associated with the LGBT+ agenda.
All this being said, we of course defend the right of the LGBT+ movements and their sympathisers around the world to use and promote the rainbow colours as they wish – as everybody else is also free to do.