By Bob Katzen
This bill would amend the part of the state constitution that creates the title “His Excellency” for the governor and lieutenant governor. The proposal would add “Her Excellency” as a possibility.
“[The bill] is one of a several bills filed to clean up language in our constitution that privileges male gender by using male pronouns to refer to office holders,” said sponsor Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “I’m hopeful that the Judiciary Committee will report out a consolidated bill that makes all the necessary corrections.”