The 2020 legislative session has begun.
We are, quite simply, the most diverse House of Delegates in Virginia's history.
Never before has the makeup of the House so reflected Virginia's diversity.
One of the first orders of business was to vote on House rules governing how our chamber will operate.
Honoring this historic occasion, we changed the House's default pronouns to the female.
This may seem like a trivial matter, but as Speaker Filler-Corn put it: “We have updated the language of the House to reflect a Commonwealth that is open and welcoming to everyone. For hundreds of years, the assumption was that male pronouns would cover everyone.” Now female pronouns also include the male, instead of vice versa.