Brickbat: Goodbye Mother, Goodbye Father


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The French parliament has voted to remove any references to "mother" and "father" from official paperwork in the nation's education system. Moving forward, all documents will instead refer to "Parent 1" and "Parent 2." Lawmakers say the move is aimed at reducing discrimination against the children of gay parents. The law got tepid approval from the Association of Homoparental Families, which complained it will force parents to choose who is "Parent 1" and who is "Parent 2."