House Rules Committee Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Father, Daughter, Son

House Rules Committee Bans ‘Gender’ Terms Like Mother, Father, Daughter, Son

January 4, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern unveiled “future-focused” rules for the 117th Congress on Friday, including the elimination of gendered terms such as “father, mother, son, and daughter.”

“This package, which will be introduced and voted on once the new Congress convenes, includes sweeping ethics reforms, increases accountability for the American people, and makes this House of Representatives the most inclusive in history,” read a statement from the Committee.

Within the proposals is the creation of the “Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth,” which would require Congress to “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.”

In clause 8(c)(3) of rule XXIII, gendered terms such as “father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter” will be replaced by terms such as “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent-in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.”

“These future-focused proposals reflect our priorities as a Caucus and as a Country,” Pelosi proclaimed. No, they don’t. They reflect the anti-family, anti-science, priorities of the radical Democratic Party.

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