House Pushes Ban on Gendered Language

Leaders in the House announced a rules package to the 117th Congress that includes a proposal to use gender-inclusive language. That means words like “father,” “mother,” “son,” “daughter,” and more would be banned.

They’d be replaced with “parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling” and so on.

The new rule is meant to be inclusive to Congress members who don’t fall into traditional gender orientations.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was one of the officials behind the proposal. Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-Mass.) was another.