Kyle Thiessen, the state of Washington's code reviser, looks at a shelf of pending legislation in his office, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state

 

              Kyle Thiessen, the state of Washington
Kyle Thiessen, the state of Washington's code reviser, looks at a shelf of pending legislation in his office, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state legislators are nearing the completion of a multiyear project to replace thousands of references to male-centric words in state law with gender-neutral terms. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)