Hillary Clinton vehemently opposed the State Department’s 2010 decision to use “parent one and two” instead of “mother and father” on U.S. passport applications, according to a newly released email from her time in office.
“I’m not defending that decision, which I disagree [with] and knew nothing about, in front of this Congress,” Clinton scolded in an email to top aides Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan in January of 2011. “I could live [with] letting people in nontraditional families choose another descriptor so long as we retained the presumption of mother and father.”
Clinton asked her aides who was behind the decision, and worried about the controversy it would general from conservative media outlets. “We need to address this today or we will be facing a huge Fox-generated media storm led by Palin et al.,” she wrote, referring to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
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