Michigan Supreme Court Orders Judges To Use Preferred Pronouns

  • The Michigan Supreme Court has enacted a new rule requiring judges and court personnel to use the preferred pronouns of parties involved in legal proceedings, as per a ruling on Wednesday.
  • The recently adopted rule allows attorneys and litigants to indicate their “preferred salutations and personal pronouns” on court documents, which judges must adhere to.
  • This rule is set to take effect on January 1, 2024, as reported by The Detroit News. The decision followed extensive deliberation and discussion within the court and ultimately gained approval by a 5-2 majority.
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