NO MAMA, NO PAPA
By Jon Christian Ryter
January 12, 2011
In yet another politically-correct, social progressive sleight-of-hand, the Obama State Department has surreptitously degenderized parenthood in the United States. The terms “Father” and “Mother” have been removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender-neutral terminology, a State Department spokeswoman said when the bureaucracy announced the change on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Brenda Sprague, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services issued the statement after the media inquired about a new policy statement on the State Department’s website.
The statement, buried at the end of a Dec. 22, 2010 State Dept. news release entitled “Consular Report of Birth Abroad Certificate Improvements,” said: “These improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.” In the old passport application, the form asks for the “Father’s Place of Birth” and the “Mother’s Place of Birth.” The purpose of tagging the blurb on the politically correct terminology switch into a news report that just about no one was ever going to read was to comply with federal law which required the posting while trying hard to keep it under the public radar screen since President Barack Obama is now pretending he’s a political moderate in a changing political landscape. If he had managed to keep the terminology change in the US passport from the 99+% of the American people who are heterosexual (statistics from the 2000 US Census), Obama could have scored points from the less than 1% of the population that admits to being homosexual—particularly after his congressional repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”