For decades, passport applicants have been required to provide details of their mother and father.
But now, after pressure from the gay lobby, they will be given the option of naming ‘parent 1’ and ‘parent 2’.
The change, which is due to take place within weeks, has been made following claims the original form was ‘discriminatory’ and failed to include same-sex couples looking after a child.
It has led to claims the official travel document is being turned into a ‘PC passport’.
Campaigners for family values said the move ‘denigrated’ the roles of parents bringing up children in traditional families.