UK tries to make its pregnancy pamphlet all-inclusive5/28/2012
If you've been flipping through any pregnancy material from the UK's governmental health organization recently, you may want to brace yourself for a tiny change. The National Health Service has announced it will remove the word "dad" from the tax-payer funded "Ready Steady Baby" and replace it with the word "partner." The move is an effort to be more inclusive of same-sex parents and, unsurprisingly, has been met with both applause and criticism. Gay rights groups have called it "inclusive," while conservative organizations argue it's an affront to traditional values. Norman Wells, a speaker for the Family Education Trust, said it is part of an "agenda to present as natural a type of family that cannot be created by natural means."
Is this a progressive step forward or oversensitive?