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Parent One, Parent Two to replace references to mother, father on passport forms
Wapo ^ | 01/07/11 | Mary Beth Sheridan & Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 01/09/2011 2:02:56 PM PST by freespirited

Goodbye, Mom and Dad. Hello, Parent One and Parent Two.

The State Department has decided to make U.S. passport application forms "gender neutral" by removing references to mother and father, officials said, in favor of language that describes one's parentage somewhat less tenderly.

The change is "in recognition of different types of families," according to a statement issued just before Christmas that drew widespread attention Friday after a Fox News report.

The announcement of the change was buried at the end of a Dec. 22 news release, titled "Consular Report of Birth Abroad Certificate Improvements," that highlighted unrelated security changes.

The new policy is a win for gay rights groups, a vocal and financially generous Democratic voting bloc that has pushed for the change since Barack Obama began his presidential transition in late 2008. The decision follows last month's vote to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which gay leaders consider one of their biggest victories in years.

Fred Sainz, vice president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy group, called the news "a positive step forward for all American families. It was time that the federal government acknowledged the reality that hundreds of thousands of kids in this country are being raised by same-sex parents."

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, blasted it as reflecting the "topsy-turvy world of left-wing political correctness."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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Oh FGS!
1 posted on 01/09/2011 2:03:04 PM PST by freespirited
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To: freespirited

How appropriate in the Bizarro-world of Obama and his ilk. No sense of reality; ideology trumps human nature and thousands of years of history. Kind of like the Nazis and their Aryan race and the Communists and their Workers utopia. The road is going to get bumpier; put on your seat belt and keep the Constitution (and your right to bear arms) handy.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 2:08:11 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: freespirited

You really have to feel sorry for kids raised by people like this....Hay, Parent1, would you help me with homework. Parent2, can I have some candy? Or...to friend My Parent2 helped me make this...or My Parent2 spanked me last night!


3 posted on 01/09/2011 2:08:49 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: freespirited

Wait a minute...Elton John....Two fags and a surrogate...


4 posted on 01/09/2011 2:10:46 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: freespirited

Or, what....Grandparent1 took me to school today, and Grandparent2 will pick me up.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 2:12:28 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: goodnesswins

Elton John has hired two confirmed lesbos to raise his “whatever”.


6 posted on 01/09/2011 2:12:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: freespirited

So, do the parents have to duel each other to the death to establish which of them is parent one and which is parent two?

Or is it ladies first?


7 posted on 01/09/2011 2:15:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: freespirited; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93

WTF is this???!!!


8 posted on 01/09/2011 2:16:00 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: freespirited

This is ridiculous! OK, I would propose this. Leave the status blank and let the people fill in what they want. If I had a family, I would put “father” in my blank and “mother” in my wife’s. If someone wants to put in “dom” and “be-otch” in there, fine. It is time to call the lefties at their own game and say, “you are always for choice, let me have my traditional choices.” I prefer to leave it as it is, but if they are doing crap like this, call them at their own game.


9 posted on 01/09/2011 2:20:43 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: freespirited

Destroy America and their Founding principles and all traditions and you destroy the culture.

Natural Law Theory = Wrong
God’s Laws = Wrong
Moral Absolutes = restricts freedom to do immoral acts. Got to instill the “feel good, then it is good” paradigm of chaos.

These arrogant bast*rds think they are smarter than the geniuses of the last two thousand years who gave them the freedom and time to waste their time thinking up this garbage.

They have to destroy Natural Law Theory to destroy this nation...that means giving special rights to destructive unnatural behaviors and force those images into the heads of your children so they will grow up thinking homosexuality is a “good” and the Bible is “hate speech”.

Pavlov’s conditioning.

These cultural Marxists are rewriting history and morality so it is meaningless and destroys the culture. They kill off the “under the Creator” paradigm so they can enslave the masses in America. Very clever—through the “back door” so to say.


10 posted on 01/09/2011 2:23:48 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: freespirited

I believe Hillary overrode this and made them change it to “Parent 1 or mother, Parent 2 or father.”


11 posted on 01/09/2011 2:29:55 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: freespirited
WTF?

When two rump rangers or two carpet munchers have a baby WITHOUT THIRD PARTY INTERVENTION (ie, they have a baby without some surrogate or donor), let me know.

IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE, but we're supposed to "accept" these sex deviates as a new species or something?

12 posted on 01/09/2011 2:31:06 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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In today’s family court Parent 1 is ALWAYS biomom who gets custody 86% of the time. Parent 2 is usually disposable except for his wallet. The homosexual community will soon find this out when they start divorcing en masse.


13 posted on 01/09/2011 2:38:36 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: freespirited

I doubt there are hundreds of thousands.

SO, now we can fight over which parent gets second billing. “Sorry, dear, but you’re number 2....”


14 posted on 01/09/2011 2:47:45 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: freespirited

We cannot go pagan fast enough for the wicked folks planning the demise of this nation.


15 posted on 01/09/2011 2:51:24 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: freespirited

If you crossed out Parent 1 and Parent 2 on the form, and instead wrote in Mother and Father, would you be denied the passport?


16 posted on 01/09/2011 3:24:41 PM PST by Jay W
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To: freespirited

That is all a sell-out to the Gay Power lobby!


17 posted on 01/09/2011 3:47:50 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: freespirited

How about two blanks, like this?
“PARENT_____________PARENT_____________Note: If you need additional space, please insert a continuation sheet. By doing so you recognize that your passport, if approved, will be only valid to exit the U.S. No Return”


18 posted on 01/09/2011 4:03:52 PM PST by Temujinshordes
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To: freespirited

If Polyamory ever passes in this country (it’s next)
then it will be , Parent#1, Parent#2, Parent#3. #4.etc.
Ad Nauseoum.

And why not?


19 posted on 01/09/2011 4:20:27 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: freespirited

20 posted on 01/09/2011 5:51:14 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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