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There are no legitimate or illegitimate families

La Commune de Paris. Monday, April 10, 1871. Today the Commune passes a pension decree that for the first time states that all families, "legitimate" or not, have the same rights. A pension is granted to women whose comrade in the National Guard has been killed. Same thing for children who will have a pension until the age of 18 years and in the case of having lost the mother will be raised at the expense of the Commune. Note that in the text of the decree there is never any mention of "legitimacy" or "illegitimacy" for children and not even for women. Keep in mind that in our 1871 one-third of family unions in the working class were free, with neither religious nor civil marriage.

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