DNC Goes Gender-Neutral, Demands Equal Number Of Men And Women On Committees

Man walking tightrope between male and female gender symbols
GI Gary Waters

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has passed a rule during its summer meeting in Chicago, Illinois, that includes gender-neutral language in an effort to be more inclusive to the LGBT movement. In addition, all committees must have equal representation of men and women, but those who self-identify as gender nonbinary will not be counted as male or female.

The rules, according to CNN, now say that DNC committees “shall be as equally divided as practicable between men and women (determined by gender self-identification) meaning that the variance between men and women in the group cannot exceed one (1)."

“At the root of our diverse party is a commitment to inclusion and opportunity," DNC Chair Tom Perez told CNN. "By adopting this amendment, the Democratic National Committee is ensuring every Democrat feels welcome and embraced for who they are. This action reaffirms our solidarity with the LGBTQ community and challenges governments, employers, and organizations across the country to do the same."

State parties will adopt the language ahead of the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

When will the DNC start instituting race, sexuality, disability, career, religious, class, etc. quotas?

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