That's just ridiculous. If the public is for denying people rights and making people second class citizens then they SHOULDN'T have a say in the matter. Who cares if the public is "ready" or not. We're talking basic human rights here.
A lot of the public wasn't ready for equality for black people but that didn't stop our Supreme Court and it shouldn't have.
You can't just deny people rights because other people aren't "ready" to treat people as equals.
They SHOULDN'T have a say in their own affairs you say? Now THAT is ridiculous and sounds like a tyranny.
The French folk have always been open to same sex preferance and welcomed the gay community long before other countries. However, the French folk do not want the politicians and high society Americans in their walled up village there to legalize gay marraiges until authorities have studied the long term effects of children being raised with no mother. Adoption agencies do not allow single fathers, regardless of their financial situation, to adopt children pointing out that a stable mother is one of the keys to a healthy and loving raising of children. Sounds like a smart folk thinking ahead and being concerned for the children.
I bet that is one of the reasons Gérard Depardieu handed back his French passport and was welcomed by President Putin.