[Ads-l] First-ever court-ordered pronoun?

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Fri Mar 6 22:31:04 UTC 2015

There’s a new post on the Web of Language:

First-ever court-ordered pronoun?

In what could be the first-ever case of a court-ordered pronoun, a U.S. Army tribunal has ordered prison officials to use a feminine pronoun when referring to Chelsea Manning, who has changed their gender identity from male to female. . . . In plain English, the Army doesn’t have to call her Chelsea, but it does have to call her ‘she.'

Read the full post on the Web of Language: https://illinois.edu/blog/view/25

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