Texas introduces HB 446/SB 332 to eliminate r-word from state laws

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Today, Texas state laws still include outdated and offensive language, including the use of the word “r-word” to refer to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Texas has taken the necessary steps to remove this offensive language with the introduction of HB 446 by State Representative Tom Craddick and SB 332 by State Senator Lois Kolkhorst. These bills will remove the “r-word” from Texas state laws and replace it with the term “intellectually disabled” which is much more appropriate and is widely accepted by the disability community. 

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