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Democrats on Saturday adopted new language to allow gender self-identification in the party’s rules and charter.
The move came during the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) summer meeting in Chicago and adds language inclusive to gender nonbinary individuals. Under the new rules and charter, DNC committees that were once required to be divided equally among women and men must now account for members who don’t identify with either gender, CNN reported.
The article goes on to state the following:
New and standing 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),” the rule states according to CNN.
DNC Chairman Tom Perez told CNN in a statement that the rule change was meant to enforce a greater aura of inclusiveness within the Democratic Party.
“At the root of our diverse party is a commitment to inclusion and opportunity,” 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.”
Proud to have been a part of these important reforms at the DNC today. We wanted to make sure that when people came to participate in our process that they felt included, and free to be their full self. https://t.co/B0WvQ9QJX5
— Jason Rae (@JasonRRae) August 25, 2018
These changes are all about the future. We’re building the infrastructure Democrats will need to succeed in 2018, take back our democracy from Donald Trump in 2020, and win elections up and down the ballot for years to come. Let’s keep working hard! ➡️https://t.co/zatV0zAKzA
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) August 25, 2018
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— Adam P. Levy (@adamplevy) August 25, 2018
Democratic National Committee members have adopted language to their charter and rules to include gender self-identification and gender nonbinary members https://t.co/1QSMg8vmn2 pic.twitter.com/PB2h3pOPlU
— CNN (@CNN) August 25, 2018