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Wash. House Passes Gender-Neutral Language Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington state House has passed a measure to rewrite the remainder of the state's copious laws in gender-neutral language.
    
The measure, approved Tuesday, is the final installment of a six-year effort to harmonize the state code with language deemed more appropriate to the standards of the day.
    
The measure heads next to the desk of Gov. Jay Inslee.
    
Senate Bill 5077 passed the state House by a 70-22 vote, with Democrats united in favor and Republicans split. It passed out of the state Senate by a unanimous vote in February.

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