The US State Department has decided to drop “mother” and “father” from passport application forms to accommodate families with same-sex parents.
The form will instead now ask the applicant to list “Parent One” and “Parent Two”.
The news was announced in a press release from the department issued just before Christmas but was only recently noticed by the US media.
The revised form was “in recognition of different types of families,” said the statement.
Anti-gay groups are already up in arms over the change.
“This is clearly designed to advance the causes of same-sex ‘marriage’ and homosexual parenting without statutory authority,” commented Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.