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U.S. Passport Application Adds Parent 1 and 2

January 10, 2011

Sec of State Hillary Clinton


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has ordered the State Department to change wording on passports; “mother” and “father” will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with “mother or parent 1” and “father or parent 2”, the Department says. An explanation on the State Department website noted: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.” The State Department said the gender-neutral passport applications will be rolled out in February.

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