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Old 01-07-2011, 05:25 PM
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I guess we should be thankful it's not "top" and "bottom".
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:25 PM
 
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I do not want to become a "genderless society." I think there are differences between men and women and I like that. I love being a "Mom," and don't want to be relegated into being a "Parent." on a passport form or anywhere else. Like I said, let the passport office have on hand an alternate form for those few who need it. They do it for alternate languages; why not here. Don't force everyone to change to accommodate a very few.
when we have unisex bathrooms and showers maybe but a dumb form...by the way you are a "parent" no matter if you are male or female and have a child
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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I love being a "Mom," and don't want to be relegated into being a "Parent." on a passport form or anywhere else.
That's one of the most ridiculous complaints I've ever read. You can call yourself whatever you want. You are still a parent. This is a fact.

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Old 01-07-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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I'm so glad that bureaucracy is starting to realize the diversity in families. Like others say, two male or female parents is only one of many options. Putting "Parent 1" and "Parent 2" isn't stripping away gender--it's just leaving more options for gender.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Sigh, another good example that anyone who starts by saying "I'm don't dislike X..." will very quickly contradict themselves.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Sign of the times I guesss. I only wander if they havea mr or mros;ms or miss.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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It is important now to list as parent one and parent two, particularly when travelling to certain countries that may be confused when there are two mothers or two fathers, but a child's passport has one listed as father and one as mother.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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I do not want to become a "genderless society." I think there are differences between men and women and I like that. I love being a "Mom," and don't want to be relegated into being a "Parent." on a passport form or anywhere else..
I see. So everything's gotta revolve around what you want. Got it.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Over There
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I see. So everything's gotta revolve around what you want. Got it.

I don't think that is what she is saying. She enjoys being a female and seen that way, I don't see anything wrong with that. She does not want to become just a "genderless person". It is her feelings and there is nothing wrong with them.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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They should be listed as Sperm Donor and Egg Donor, maybe add a third for Surrogate Womb. I think everyone should just fill it in as Unknown - Adopted, or found in abandoned space ship in corn field in Iowa.

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