House votes to drop words 'mentally retarded' from state law

05/24/2011 1:16 PM

05/24/2011 1:17 PM

South Carolina is one step closer to becoming more politically correct.

S.C. House members Tuesday approved a measure, by a 110-0 vote, to replace the term "mentally retarded" with "persons with intellectual disability" in state code.

The bill already has passed the state Senate. After one more procedural vote in the House, it heads to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk for her signature or veto.

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