Monday, January 10, 2011

Parent One and Parent Two

Great news!

The State Department recently announced that U.S. passport application forms will now include gender neutral terminology, replacing fields for "mother" and "father" with "parent one" and "parent two".

It's a small change, but it's a tangible step toward recognizing that there are many kinds of families. Let's hope that the change is mirrored in other government documents, and that the private sector eventually catches on!

Read more about it here.

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