House Democrat seeks to eliminate “husband” and “wife” from federal law

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(Worthy News) – A House Democratic lawmaker have proposed legislation to eliminate the terms “husband” and “wife” from federal law in favor of gender neutral terminology.

Same-sex marriages have been uniformly legal in the United States since a 2015 Supreme Court decision, though federal laws affecting the institution have not been amended to reflect that a civil marriage may not include such a heterosexual pairing.

Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., has introduced the “Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act” to update federal laws, saying that “[a]lthough the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the right to marry, there are many instances where the U.S. Code does not respect that constitutional right,” according to Fox News. [ Source (Read More…) ]

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