• Democrats Want To Ban The Words ‘Husband,’ ‘Wife’

    Democrats want legislation that would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law now that same-sex marriage is legal throughout the country.

    Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would replace those “gendered terms” “gender-neutral” words like “spouse” or “married couple.”

    “The Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act recognizes that the words in our laws have meaning and can continue to reflect prejudice and discrimination even when rendered null by our highest courts,” Capps said. “Our values as a country are reflected in our laws. I authored this bill because it is imperative that our federal code reflect the equality of all marriages.”

    The bill has 23 co-sponsors and aims to acknowledge the Supreme Court’s ruling on nationwide marriage equality and correct areas where gender discrimination has been written into federal law and ensure the United States Code “reflects the equality of all marriages.”

    It is now illegal to threaten the president’s wife under U.S. code, for example, but not the president’s husband. Capps said her bill would update the code to make it illegal to threaten the president’s “spouse.”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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