House Rules Language Now Gender-Free

In one of those, “You’re telling me they didn’t do this already?” moments, the newly assembled House of Representatives are just now getting around to making their rules gender inclusive. Instead of ‘Chairman’, the rules will now read ‘Chair’ and references to ‘he shall’ and ‘his’ are being replaced. Now all they need to do is apply those same rules to marriage laws. But, you know– hurray for catching up with 1995, Congress.

Think Progress has a clip of the change:

And if you’re a real dyed-in-the-wool wonk, you can read the whole thing here in PDF form.