Proposed House rules for next Congress do away with ‘gendered’ family terms

Proposed House rules for next Congress do away with ‘gendered’ family terms
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[Ed. – Are all the House Democrats really going to vote for something so mind-bendingly absurd?  Guess we’ll see, since there’s no serious dispute that they’re set to retain the House.  It continues to make no sense that Never-Trumpers think we can leave such people in charge while Republicans bloody each other over Trump vs. Not-Trump, and nothing irreversibly bad will happen.]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern announced proposed changes to the House rules on Friday that removes gendered language.

According to a statement about the Rules Package for the 117th Congress, “pronouns and familial relationships” will become gender neutral.


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McGovern’s announcement said the changes “ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families – including those who are nonbinary.”

The resolution replaces fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, and in-laws with “parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law.”

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