Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the Amend the Code for Marriage Equality Act, legislation that would strike gendered words like “husband” and “wife” from federal laws and replace them with the term “spouse.” 

“Although the Supreme Court ruled several years ago that same-sex couples have the right to marry, there are many instances where the U.S. Federal Code does not respect their rights,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “This commonsense bill will strike the use of the gendered terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ throughout the federal code and replace them with the gender-neutral term ‘spouse’ to ensure that our federal code reflects the equality of all marriages.”

Read the full text of the bill, here


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