Legislation: Gender-neutral Language

Question for Short Debate

Lord Scott of Foscote asked Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to Parliamentary Counsel with regard to the use of gender-neutral language in the drafting of legislation.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131212-0003.htm#13121276000394

Gender neutral language used in parliament

Legislation: Gender-neutral Language

Question for Short Debate

asked by Lord Scott of Foscote

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they issue to Parliamentary Counsel with regard to the use of gender-neutral language in the drafting of legislation.

www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201314/ldhansrd/text/131212-0003.htm#13121276000394 

Non-binary guide: Help us out!

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We’ve got a new intern working with us at GI who’s been set with the task of writing a short information guide about non binary gender identities. The booklet will cover different aspects of non-binary identity - from labels people might use to describe their gender, to decisions they might or might not make about pronouns, hormones, surgery, etc.

You can help us out - non-binary people, let us know what you think is important for us to include in our booklet. We want to make a useful document that people can use to simply explain non-binary gender identities and any surrounding issues to people who may not be familiar with the concept.

We’d also appreciate any resources people are aware of that we could use to help us write it.

It’s only going to be a short booklet, so we may not be able to include everything, but your ideas are welcome!

Either reblog with your comments, send us an ask, or email us on admin@genderedintelligence.co.uk.

This is a petition to the UK government to formally adopt the Mx title in the UK.  

Mx is used instead of Mr, Ms, Mrs or Miss (etc) by people who do not identify as male or female, or just feel more comfortable using a non-gendered title. 

If you live in the UK and want to support people who need a gender neutral title (or you want to be able to use one yourself!) please sign this petition and share widely.