The office of Nancy Pelosi responds to my email criticizing the Democrats' move to replace gender-specific language with gender-neutral language only in the text of the rules of the House of Representatives: the response includes this horrifying paragraph below...especially the extremely alarming last sentence.
"In the Democratic Majority, I am incredibly proud to have voted to pass H.R. 5, the Equality Act in the House of Representatives. This historic legislation says, unequivocally, that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights laws. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. It does so by adding sex in some places where it had not previously been protected, and clarifying that sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity."