Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes has introduced legislation that would require the use of the words “Mother” and “Father” on any official documents used by Federal agencies, contractors, and government-sponsored enterprises.
This Parental Title Protection Act comes as a response to the U.S. Department of States announcement that it would begin using gender-neutral terms, “Parent 1″ and “Parent 2″ on passport applications to recognize different types of families.
“Symbolism is important and this legislation seeks to preserve the sacred relationship mothers and fathers share with their children. Referring to parents as “Parent 1” or “Parent 2” on official government documentation is a bureaucratic attempt to redefine traditional parent roles. These subtle, but nonetheless significant, changes undermine the traditional American family relationships that have served as the bedrock of our nation since its inception,” Forbes said.