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Hillary Clinton Was Angry When State Department Started Using LGBT-Friendly Terms

Back in 2011, the State Department decided that passport applications would no longer use the term “mother” and “father,” and instead begin using the terms “parent one” and “parent two.” While conservative anti-homosexuality groups like Family Research Council blasted “the topsy-turvy world of left-wing political correctness,” gay rights groups like Human Rights Campaign declared it “a positive step forward for all American families.”

But while the State Department defended its gay-friendly decision, it turns out that no less than then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was upset by the change.

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“Who made the decision that State will no longer use the term ‘mother and father,’ and instead substitute ‘parent one and two’?” she demanded of her aides in a newly-released email. “I’m not defending that decision, which I disagree [with] and knew nothing about, in front of this Congress.”

Clinton laid out her position on the issue, saying that she “could live with” a situation where gay parents could choose another descriptor. But Clinton said that the passport application must “retain the presumption of a mother and father.”

“We need to address this today,” she warned, “or we will be facing a huge Fox-generated media storm led by [Sarah] Palin et al.”

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