Last week, GameSpot reported that Halo 4 executive producer Kiki Wolfkill and 343 Industries head Bonnie Ross had said "there is zero tolerance for Xbox Live players who are found to be making sexist or discriminatory comments against others, with a lifetime ban from the network as penalty."
According to Destructoid, that's not exactly the case.
While "severe racial remarks" are the only type of language specifically cited in the Xbox Live Code of Conduct as netting you a permaban, the rep explained that racism and other forms of verbal abuse are not treated with with more or less tolerance than sexual harassment.
So make Master Chief happy and don't be a sexist nitwit while wasting your time on girly games.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen