I guess the latest phrases to ‘offend’ people are bride and groom. Leftist Washington state is removing the words ‘bride and groom’ from marriage and divorce certificates. Bride and Groom could be replaced by with “Spouse A” and “Spouse B” or “Person A” and “Person B.” Maybe they should use ‘pitcher’ and ‘catcher’ instead.
The department has been taking public input but the state’s secretary of health will ultimately decide which terms are used.
“People are just happy we are aware that the form needs updating,” Church said. “One (person) expressed concern that she sees forms that she does not see herself in – and she’s forced to make a choice on a form that is not a perfect choice for her.”
“We want our form to work for everyone who is getting married,” he added.