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Forbes Introduces Bill to Preserve Integrity of Parent Relationships
Washington, D.C., February 11, 2011
Contact: Joe Hack (202) 225-6365

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) today announced that he has introduced legislation to preserve the integrity and uniqueness of the relationships between mothers, fathers, and their children.  The Parental Title Protection Act, H.R. 635, would require all Federal agencies, contractors, and government-sponsored enterprises to use the words “mother” and “father” when describing parents in all official documents and forms.

“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.

In a December 22, 2010 news release, the United States State Department announced that it was making passport applications “gender neutral” by replacing all references to “mother” and “father” with “Parent 1” and “Parent 2”.

For more information on Congressman Forbes’ work on protecting traditional family values, visit the Congressman’s website.

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