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Stafford council votes in favour of gender-inclusive constitution

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Stafford Borough councillors have voted to replace male-dominated pronouns in the town’s constitution with gender-neutral terms such as they/them so as to be more inclusive of women and gender diverse council members.

According to the Stoke Sentinel, councillor Marnie Phillips put forward the notion of adopting gender-neutral pronouns, saying: “As an LGBTQ+ ally, I am conscious that our constitution should be representative of all members of the community and that includes non-binary [people].”Phillips continued: “To ensure that council members of the future from Stafford borough’s LGBTQ+ community are comfortable with the terminology that’s used, I would like to propose replacing those references of he/she, him/her and his/her with they,.

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