Brighton Council plans to remove Mr and Mrs titles from all documents to protect city’s transgender community from offence

By Anna Edwards, Mailonline

Councillors in Brighton could scrap the titles Mr and Mrs from council forms so residents don’t have to choose between genders.

All titles could be scrapped from official paperwork under new plans following an investigation by the council into transgender community in the city.

The proposal is backed by Brighton and Hove City Council deputy leader Phelim MacCafferty, who has called the titles ‘useless’.

But the new proposal has been branded ‘political correctness gone too far’ by an opposition councillor who says the idea is ‘ludicrous’.

A scrutiny panel will put forward a number of recommendations, including the scrapping of Mr and Mrs, to the council for approval in December.

Green Party deputy leader Coun MacCafferty said: ‘Trans people aren’t necessarily male or female and sometimes they don’t want to be defined by their gender.

‘Putting Mr and Mrs on a form is completely useless.

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