Washington State in the USA is to remove the designations of “Bride and Groom” and “Husband and Wife” from their marriage and divorce statistics.
The State now favours gender-neutral terms!
This is a response to a same-sex “marriage” law which took effect on 6th December, 2012.
It is only a matter of time before this becomes a global change and along with the aforementioned words, the words “mother” and “father” will also be banned. Some of these sinister changes have already taken place. How often do we hear the word “partner” in the UK? It is the word of choice for the PC liberals who are out to destroy marriage.
Instead of “husband” or “wife” we hear “partner,” and I have had the unpleasant duty of insisting (when dealing with officialdom) that I do not have a “partner,” I have a husband.
We encourage those who are married to insist on spouses being referred to as “husband” or “wife.” This may seem unimportant to some but it IS important and it does have an effect on the hearer.