Skip to comments.UK: Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form
Posted on 10/03/2011 6:37:32 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Goodbye, mother and father! Now Parent 1 and Parent 2 appear on PC passport form
Change comes after lobbying from gay rights group
Family Education Trust: Much as the equality and diversity social engineers might wish it were otherwise, it still takes a father and a mother to produce a child
By Jack Doyle
Last updated at 12:36 PM on 3rd October 2011
For decades, passport applicants have been required to provide details of their mother and father. But now, after pressure from the gay lobby, they will be given the option of naming parent 1 and parent 2.
The change, which is due to take place within weeks, has been made following claims the original form was discriminatory and failed to include same-sex couples looking after a child.
It has led to claims the official travel document is being turned into a PC passport.
Campaigners for family values said the move denigrated the roles of parents bringing up children in traditional families.
Norman Wells, director of the Family Education Trust, said: Fathers and mothers are not interchangeable but have quite distinct roles to play in the care and nurture of their children. To speak of parent 1 and parent 2 denigrates the place of both fathers and mothers.
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The kids are listed as Thing 1 and Thing 2.
How long before it becomes Parent 1...Parent 2...Parent 3...Parent 4...?
After all, “it takes a village”...right?
Has the issuance of birth certificates changed over the past decades?
We have really moved into a twilight zone with same sex ‘parents’, IVF sperm & egg donors.
Pity the geneology enthusiasts & sites - they are now redundant!
As with everything else progressive, this caters to the 1/10 of 1% of same sex couples. Some gay couple raised a fuss and said it was embarrassing to have “Mother/Father” because they’re BOTH Mothers/Fathers blah, blah.
Its settled science!
What about parents 3...n? After all, it takes a village.
Another “complicated” problem is how to decide the order of parents. For example, which gay daddy is number #1?
We have our own code - my wife is Parent xx, I’m Parent xy.
He’s dead, Jim.
“parent” sounds so patriarchal and old-fashioned.
maybe “custodial unit” # 1,2,3...etc ...
Placemark for pingout tomrrow.