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Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 3rd, 2017
- house Committees
Federal law should be gender neutral, and as a result a lot of bills with outdated references to “husbands” and “wives” need to be changed to “spouse” so that same-sex couples aren’t denied rights.
It’s unlikely that anyone would be denied a right as a spouse under current law just because it references “husbands” and “wives,” and if they were courts would overturn it.