The Democrat-led House intensified its efforts to impose a radical leftist agenda after new proposals were announced for the 117th Congress, where the possible elimination of gender terms such as “father, mother, son, and daughter” has been emphasized.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosy (D-Calif.), along with Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.), unveiled the new set of rules on Friday, Jan. 1.
The House leaders’ controversial statements imply that henceforth members of the Legislature must refer to their own family members in a neutral manner even though such a move has nothing really to do with respecting inclusion or gender identity but rather with imposing a transgender ideology.
The terms that would be eliminated from clause 8 (c) (3) of Rule XXIII, the Official Code of Conduct of the House, as described in the proposed rules, include “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.”
Such terms would be replaced with “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, [and] grandchild.”
The proposed rules would make terms like “seamen” be replaced by “seafarer” or “chairman” by “chair”.
“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,” the Rules Committee said in a statement.
Pelosi has openly demonstrated her support for issues such as gender ideology, abortion, and gay marriage. Last year she introduced the controversial ‘equality bill’ under which Americans who defend marriage or approve of biological sex are criminalized, thus increasing inequality, according to Heritage Foundation.
With the recent proposal, Pelosi said she was “pleased” to join McGovern’s team in introducing the new package and its “visionary rules,” saying they represent the views and values of the entire Democratic majority in the House.
As Breitbart News pointed out, the proposals also include the creation of the Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Growth Equity, whose purpose would be to ask Congress to “honor all gender identities by changing pronouns and familial relationships in the House rules to be gender neutral.”
The package of rules will be presented and voted on once the new Congress meets.