Professions to be renamed in the name of equality

The state senate bill calls the names of many professions "antiquated", so they are to be replaced.

WORLD AUGUST 23. 2022 14:00

On Thursday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of legislation monitoring the usage of “gendered language” in laws across the state, the Postmillennial writes. This in practice means that gendered words are to be replaced with other terms.

One bill, pertaining to all state laws, replaces the words councilman and councilmen with the gender neutral terms council member and council members.

Another bill, which references salesmen in regards to retail property, changes the term salesman or salesmen with salesperson/-people.

Both bills also change out the usage of the pronouns he and she with they.

The state senate bill calls the term salesman “antiquated,” and says that “jobs have no gender, but unfortunately, many of our State’s laws still use gendered language when discussing professions that are practiced by people of all genders. This legislation seeks to update an Article that is almost a century old.”

New York 1927 óta hosszú utat tett meg, és büszkén állunk az egyenlőség jelzőfényeként, ahol nemtől függetlenül bárki követheti szenvedélyeit, és a törvényeinknek ezt a tényt kell tükröznie.

“New York has come a long way since 1927, and we stand proudly as a beacon of equality where anyone, regardless of gender, can pursue their passions, and our laws should reflect this fact.

Updating this statute reflects the values that we hold here in New York and is reflective of further changes that must be undertaken to make sure our laws truly reflect these values,” the bill states.

The new bills come on the heels of another law passed by the governor earlier this month, which replaced the term “inmate” with “incarcerated individual” or “justice-involved individual” in order to promote greater fairness and restore dignity.

“In New York, we’re doing everything in our power to show that justice and safety can go hand-in-hand. We can make our streets and communities safer by giving justice-involved individuals the chance to complete their rehabilitation program and work at the same time. By treating all New Yorkers with dignity and respect, we can improve public safety while ensuring New Yorkers have a fair shot at a second chance,” the governor said upon signing the law.

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