Friday, July 8, 2016

'Non-inclusive' titles Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms could be scrapped by Oxford City Council - OXFORD TIMES

by Matt Oliver 
Originally published: July 7, 2016
Publisher: OxfordTimes.co.uk 

TITLES like Mr and Ms could be a thing of the past at Oxford City Council because they are "not inclusive of transgender people".

A panel of councillors said official forms should include the gender-neutral option of 'Mx' – pronounced like 'mix' – and that honorifics could be phased out completely from documents in the future.

This would help make the local authority as "inclusive as possible", they said, in a move following government departments, high street banks, universities and driving licences, which all now accept it.