The words “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, according to the State Dept.
They are now ‘parent one’ and ‘parent two.’”
“These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.” – a statement on the State Department website noted. This decision was not an act of political correctness.
Gay rights groups are hailing the decision. And some conservative Christians are outraged over the decision.
“Only in the topsy-turvy world of left-wing political correctness could it be considered an ‘improvement’ for a birth-related document to provide less information about the circumstances of that birth,” Family Research Council president Tony Perkins wrote in a statement to Fox News Radio. “This is clearly designed to advance the causes of same-sex ‘marriage’ and homosexual parenting without statutory authority, and violates the spirit if not the letter of the Defense of Marriage Act.”
The new gender-neutral passport should be rolled out in February.