Wording Revised in New Gender Neutral Passports

Washington, DC, January 12, 2011 /LGBT News/ In a switch intended to expand recognition of different family models, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered the State Department to amend a bureaucratic change that would have replaced "mother" and "father" with “mother or parent 1” and “father or parent 2” on U.S. passport applications.

"The government is finally recognizing the reality that many children are being raised by same-sex parents," said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, a group that helped push for the change. "This is just one form, but there are hundreds of government forms that need to be changed to reflect the realities of the modern family."

Originally the State Department had intended to scrub the terms “father” and “mother” from the applications completely, but after news broke about the change, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped in to make it less controversial by retaining the terms father and mother, while also offering the “parent 1” and “parent 2” terminology.

Clinton has been a forceful advocate for gay rights and in 2009 moved to give gay diplomats, their partners and families the same benefits that heterosexual diplomats and their families receive. That step at the State Department preceded a similar government-wide move announced by the White House.

The new passport applications will be available online next month.

[Photo: clappstar via Flickr]


  1. Anonymous says

    This blog will include commentary and pictures of restaurants I eat at plus recipes and pictures of foods I make! I will try to make the posts as detailed as possible so I hope you all will enjoy it.guides2sports.com |

    guidestofootball.com |

    championoffantasy-sports27.com |

    atrueinternetworld.com |

    itsallabouthardwares.com |

    pcsoft-tech.com |

    mtdtechnology.com |

    software4antivirus.com |

    PClaptopsandNotebooks.com |

    internettoools.com |

    trick4internet.com |

    tutorial4designer.com |

    asharingportal.com |

    info4dedicatedservers.com |

    tech24aday.com |

    polo outlet says

    Life will always be confused, no one can really predict, the future, Hermes Outlet Online, Live in the world, Ralph Lauren UK, and so we were growing up, Sac Longchamp Pairs, in the confusion, Michael Kors Outlet Online, life of all things, the same is spent also confused, Beats By Dre Outlet, confused, Michael Kors Outlet, confused world, Ralph Polo Outlet, in this world, I am a leaf, Oakley Sunglaases Factory, accompanied by wind, North Face Outlet Online, leisurely, Super Bags Market, but spent 12 years in trouble, Canada Goose Outlet, me than to know their own future, Burberry Outlet, but do not know the survival dream, because I was so small, Polo Outlet Store, wind, Michael Kors Outlet, quietly floating, Coach Factory, I stood under a tree, Gucci Shoes Outlet, watching the falling leaves, MCM Outlet, know that fall, North Clearace Outlet, at the very bottom, I perhaps these leaves, Marc Jacobs On Sale, to know fall, Monster Beats Outlet, but still could not find a direction, Nike Jordan Shoes, in the confusion.

    polo outlet says

    Handbags Outlet, http://www.superbagsmarket.com/

    Louis Vuitton Outlet

    Hermes Bags Outlet

    Prada Outlet Online

    Chanel Outlet

    Gucci Outlet

    Burberry Outlet Online

    Celine Outlet Online

    Balenciaga Outlet Online

    Christian Bior Outlet

    Chloe Outlet

    Bvlgari Outlet

    Bally Outlet Online

    coach Outlet Online

    Michael Kors Outlet

    MCM Backpack Outlet

    Fendi Outlet

    mulberry Outlet Online

    Marc Jacobs Outlet Online

    Miu Miu Outlet

    Ysl Outlet

    Tory Burch Outlet

    Givenchy Outlet

    Ferragamo Outlet

    Lancel Outlet

    Loewe Bags Outlet

    Tods Outlet

    Paul Smith Outlet

    D&G Bags Outlet

    Alexander Wang Outlet

    Bottega Veneta Outlet

    kids games says

    Signature: Play kids games online the best free online games for kids. Fun games, disney games, cartoon games, and more only for kids

    Chang bui thi says

    Gay nothing is wrong. We should support this
    Signature: friv 4 school is a great store for children games. Where you can find the best friv games for school and free FRIV games for kids. Play right now.

    Wq Wang says

    cheap nfl jerseys, lululemon australia, ugg australia, ray bans, north face uk, oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co jewelry, oakley sunglasses, prada bags, chanel purses, michael kors outlet online sale, babyliss pro, christian louboutin, burberry outlet online, swarovski crystals, new balance, salvatore ferragamo, vans shoes, hollister.com, nike air force, hollister, polo ralph lauren outlet online, nike free run 5.0, timberland boots for men, nike air max, pandora jewellery australia, michael kors outlet, burberry, hogan, uggs, nike running shoes, jordans, coach outlet store online, supra footwear, michael kors, burberry.com, hollister online shop, toms shoes outlet, dre headphones, gucci uk, adidas, celine bag, hollisterco, abercrombie and fitch, thomas sabo, michael kors outlet online sale, nike huarache, michael kors outlet, tommy hilfiger

    Ngoc Ha says

    Thanks for sharing this quality information with us. I really enjoyed reading. I think I need it.
    Games for girls|
    Kizi 1|
    Kizi 2

    pubsquash John says

    Thanks for sharing the information. It is very useful for my future. keep sharing
    Kizi 123|
    Friv 234|

    bibikafu says

    Hello to every body, it's my first pay a quick visit of this weblog; this weblog carries amazing and really excellent data in favor of readers.
    Friv 4
    Kizi 3

    ka maz says

    I love all the posts, I really enjoyed, I would like more information about this, because it is very nice., Thanks for sharing.
    Friv 10

    XUKA says

    Thank you for sharing a great information and useful. it really necessary and timely for me at this time. I wanted to share this information with my friends on the social network facebook.!
    Friv 10000

    An Giang says

    This is something special! never seen this before! thank you
    Friv 123

    Yepi 4 says

    You need to kill time, you need entertainment. Refer to our website. hope you get the most comfort.
    Thanks you for sharing!
    Friv Games

    Anonymous says

    You are stressed and tired, you need entertainment. Refer to our website. hope you get the most comfortable.
    Kizi 4

    happy wheels says

    Good blog post. I want to thank you for interesting and helpful information and I like your point of view. Thank you!

    fighting games says

    You’ve written nice post, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for info. I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.

    Friv5 says

    You need to kill time, you'd have time to look these kids active. Refer to our website. Hope you get the most comfort.
    Thanks for sharing !
    Friv 5
    Kizi 1
    Yepi 3

    tranduyphong says

    New attractive game . I will play it every day
    Friv 2

    حسام داود says

    level تسليك مجارى بالرياض
    افضل شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    تنظيف شقق بالرياض
    تنظيف منازل بالرياض
    شركة غسيل خزنات بالرياض
    افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    رش مبيدات بالرياض
    شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض
    تنظيف مجالس بالرياض
    تنظيف فلل بالرياض

    Friv4 says

    When you're tired, you want to relax after a stressful working hours, you need to have time to take care of the kids active.
    Please visit our website and play exciting flash games.Thanks you for sharing!
    Friv 4

    Ki Moon says

    Thanks for posting this useful info. It really helped me!!!
    Friv 2016

    Kizi200 says

    Play the Best Free Games! We've picked out the racing games, cooking games, candy crush, games shooting, fashion games, ...
    Thanks for sharing !
    Kizi 200
    Friv 1

    lee anh nuooi says

    Play games we reward Corolla Altis car

    Friv Games
    Kizi 100

    Gege Dai says

    "cheap nike shoes"
    "coach outlet"
    "beats by dr dre"
    "tory burch outlet online"
    "tiffany jewelry"
    "polo ralph lauren"
    "tory burch outlet online"
    "fitflops sale"
    "ray ban sunglasses"
    "ralph lauren outlet"
    "ralph lauren uk"
    "longchamp handbags"
    "burberry outlet sale"
    "beats by dre"
    "air jordan 4"
    "mcm outlet"
    "ferragamo shoes"
    "toms outlet"
    "ralph lauren,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren italia,ralph lauren sito ufficiale"
    "michael kors online"
    "reebok trainers"
    "air max 90"
    "ferragamo outlet"
    "camisetas futbol baratas"
    "ed hardy clothing"
    "coach outlet online"
    "reebok shoes"
    "nike foamposite"
    "christian louboutin outlet"
    "ralph lauren shirts"
    "air max 90"
    "christian louboutin outlet"
    "oakley sunglasses"
    "ray ban sunglasses"
    "lebron shoes"

    شركة زهرة العلا says

    شركة تسليك مجاري بالدمام
    شركة تسليك مجاري بالرياض
    كشف تسربات المياه
    تسربات المياه بجدة
    شركة عزل اسطح بالجبيل
    محلات الاثاث المستعمل بالرياض
    شركج نقل عفش بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة تنظيف بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بابها
    شركة تنظيف مسابح بالاحساء
    شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالرياض
    شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام

    Friv100 says

    You want to relax after a stressful working hours. Refer to our website. hope you get the most comfort.
    Thanks for sharing !
    Friv 100
    Friv 8
    Friv 2

    GirlsGoGames Dressup says

    You want to relax after a stressful working hours. Refer to our website. Hope you get the most comfort.
    Thanks for sharing !
    Kizi 100

    Pham Dinh says

    You want to relax after a stressful working hours. Refer to our website. Hope you get the most comfort.
    Thanks for sharing !Y8 arcade

    games2girls says

    You need to have time to take care of the kids active. Please visit our website and play exciting flash games.
    Thanks you for sharing!
    Kizi 1000
    Friv 3

    Tdt 3535 says

    You'd have time to look these kids active. Please visit our website and let us play the game interesting.
    Thanks for sharing ! Kizi | Friv100

30 comments so far. What do you think?