Following their recent victory where the Supremes decided that homosexual marriages would be the “law of the land,” liberals pushed further on to the next step.
They want to get rid of any language in federal laws that smacks of gender in the context of marriage. The state of California has already done this, but this group of Democrats wants this for the entire country. Instead of the “anti-gay” words “husband” and “wife,” how about gender-neutral terms like “spouse” or “married couple?” That way, it won’t offend lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people. The Washington Examiner reported:
More than two dozen Democrats have proposed legislation that would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from federal law.
Those “gendered terms” would be replaced by “gender-neutral” words like “spouse” or “married couple,” according to the bill from Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif.
“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 Supreme Court ruled in June that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution means all states have to license same-sex marriages, a ruling that effectively ended the same-sex marriage debate in America. Capps said her bill was aimed at taking the next step, which is to ensure the United States Code “reflects the equality of all marriages.”
So, what do you think will be the next step after this bill passes? All this bill does is change the language in the federal code. They’re not going to be satisfied to ban words in the laws. At some point, they’ll want to actually change the language. Make “wife” and “husband” bad words. Turn them into slurs, akin to using the n-word.
They’ve already done that to some extent with words like “waiter” and “waitress.” Let’s scrap those and replace them with “server.” It’s not “stewardess” anymore. It’s “flight attendant.” “Spokesman” is offensive. It should be “spokesperson.” Don’t say you want to be a “fireman” when you grow up. Use the term “firefighter.” And so on.
Just add “husband” and “wife” to the list. “I now pronounce you man and wife” will be considered offensive. It’ll be replaced with the more politically sanitary “spouse and spouse.” Or, “I now pronounce you a married couple.”