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The Rules Package for the 117th Congress includes a proposal to replace gendered language referring to a representative’s family members with gender-neutral terms, House leaders announced Friday.

Democratic California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Massachusetts Rep. James McGovern, chairman of the Rules Committee, announced changes to the House rules that will “honor all gender identities” by modifying the pronouns and familial relations references in the rules, the Committee on Rules announced.

The resolution would change “pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral or removes references to gender, as appropriate, to ensure we are inclusive of all Members, Delegates, Resident Commissioners and their families – including those who are nonbinary,” McGovern’s announcement said.

The new rules also change “seamen” to “seafarers,” “chairman” to “chair” and “submit his or her resignation” to “resigns,” according to the resolution.

References to fathers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and in-laws would be changed to “parent, child, sibling, spouse, or parent-in-law,” according to the resolution. Extended family members would be referred to as “child’s parent” instead of aunt or uncle, stepparents, and siblings-in-law.

“Thanks to the leadership of Chairman McGovern and our Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented, bold reforms, which will make the House more accountable, transparent and effective in our work to meet the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement.

The rules package will be voted on when the new Congress assembles and includes reforms to ethics, accountability and inclusion, according to the Committee on Rules.

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28 Comments
Matt January 2, 2021
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But Pelosi will still be a Witch?
Annabel January 2, 2021
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NOT ON YOUR NELLIE PELOSI! English happens to be my birth language. In the sixties when I escaped SOCIALISM I thought it very odd that the language spoken here was deemed English and I suggested, in all innocence, that perhaps it would save a great deal of embarrassment if the language here in the U.S. be deemed "American" to avoid the obvious confusion....i.e. 'mean' in English means stingy with the money. Here it means cruel or so I was told at the time. I could write a dictionary of the differences....some subtle but nevertheless confusing to uninitiated newcomers. So look you here old lady Pelosi don't you dare mess with my language and you can stick that up your nose!
pjt January 2, 2021
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Just call everyone he/she/it. These people are insane.
Sandy January 2, 2021
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1984 “double speak” This novel is becoming more and relevant. How did George Orwell know? Why is valuable taxpayer funded time being taken up with this bullshit? Oh yeah, ooops, silly me, we’re just proles working for Big Brother
Shirley January 2, 2021
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Americans will never accept these kinds of changes. My mother and father will always be that and no numbskull Democrat will ever change that. A boy will be a boy and a girl will always be a girl. There has never been a third gender no matter what the misfits say.
Evangeline January 2, 2021
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Wow! So let's change the whole english language in order not to hurt the feelings of a tiny group of mentally ill people. Notice dems don't care about anyone's feelings that go against their agenda. They use "offended" as a tool to make the changes they want made.
carol January 2, 2021
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More PROOF their INSANITY has NO BOUNDS!!!!!!!
Fred January 2, 2021
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Well, the Democrats do not know how to anything useful, and never did. As a result, they must keep themselves busy on worthless activities, pandering to every possible group to retain their voting constituencies.
Wyatt January 2, 2021
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I have a better Idea , remove Pelosi , Waters , Schiff , Schumer , Biden , Harris , Clinton and Obama etal from Government . Bet things start to run smoothly real quick .
PJ January 2, 2021
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George Orwell was quite the prophet. He predicted this way back in 1948! Newspeak, this is ungood!
Janice January 2, 2021
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We could change Speaker Pelosi to Speaker Pig, Schumer to Joker, Nadler to High Pockets.
Granny January 2, 2021
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What a fricken idiot. And she calls herself a catholic. She’s a fricken satanical bit**. What is wrong with this congress. Are they going to agree to this crap. I can only imagine what is going to happen to this country in the next couple of years. You democrats are sick puppies.
hpinnc January 2, 2021
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I am so happy now.. I can be ". politically" correct at last. I want to thank whomever the guru was that thought of this. all the years I didn't know about this, Now I can know how to refer to these folks correctly. Now I feel so full, so complete, I am so thrilled I can hardly contain myself.I may just throw up over such B/S.
James January 2, 2021
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“Thanks to the lunacy of Chairman McGovern and our other stupid Members, Democrats have crafted a package of unprecedented and idiotic reforms, which will make the House seem more out of touch, silly and insulting in our work to destroy the American people,” Pelosi said in a statement. (my edited version so people can understand what she's really trying to say)
reptile January 2, 2021
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Doesn't Pelosi and team in the congress have anything more important to do than this sort of shit. All who vote for a bill like this should be voted out of congress in two years and then this crappy bill should be eliminated. Just like the socialist democrats to pass something like this...counter culture at is worst.....They are also for removing all the statues which have been taken down by Antifa and their ilk. They are probably all proud of these asses when the suggest a bill as stupid as this. VOTE THEIR ASS OUT OR IMPEACH THEM ALL.......
LST January 2, 2021
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Dumbass useless motherfuckers have nothing better to do? How about IT for Piglosi? She truly needs to drop dead, SOON. THE worse congress in America's history.
ERIC January 2, 2021
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FUCK THESE LOONS! I WILL USE WHATEVER WORDS I CHOOSE TO! & IF ANYONE DOESN'T LIKE IT, THEY CAN SUCK MY HAIRY, WHITE, AMERICAN-LOVING, MUSCULAR, MASCULINE, HETEROSEXUAL ASS! DID I OFFEND YOU SNOWFLAKES ENOUGH YET TODAY? & I WAS MANSPREADING LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER WHEN I TYPED THIS SHIT TOO, BITCHES! ALL WHILE THINKING OF HOW BADLY WE NEED GUYS LIKE GEORGE CARLIN, SAM KINISON, & AL BUNDY TO SPEAK LIKE HOW REAL MEN SPEAK! & TELL OFF ALL OF YOU PANSY-ASS LIMP-WRISTED DOUCHENOZZLES!
tommhan January 2, 2021
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Just change all Democrats to IDIOTS.
purpleturtle January 2, 2021
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Why don't they do something worthy of their office, instead of all this ridiculous malarkey they're handing to the American people! Kindergarten students could could come up with better ideas than these supposed to be representatives.
Nathan M. January 2, 2021
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One wonders if the Romans wasted their time on stupid shit like this in the days before their empire fell.
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