When Michele Frost, left, and Mary Helen Walker enrolled their 3-year-old daughter Shea in preschool, it required a change in the school application form: Officials substituted the words "mother" and "father" with "Parent Number 1" and "Parent Number 2."
When Michele Frost, left, and Mary Helen Walker enrolled their 3-year-old daughter Shea in preschool, it required a change in the school application form: Officials substituted the words "mother" and "father" with "Parent Number 1" and "Parent Number 2." Jay Reiter / MCT
When Michele Frost, left, and Mary Helen Walker enrolled their 3-year-old daughter Shea in preschool, it required a change in the school application form: Officials substituted the words "mother" and "father" with "Parent Number 1" and "Parent Number 2." Jay Reiter / MCT

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