The controversial Toilets for All motion is one of five UGM motions to be successfully passed this week.
The Toilets for All motion, which calls for gender neutral toilets to be available for students who don’t identify specifically as male of female, was passed with a fifty vote margin today. The motion proved controversial after students suggested that gender neutral toilets would not be an effective use of union funds, arguing that only a small number of students would make use of them. The motion, which was championed by Peter Warner-Medley, has eventually been passed with 183 for and 133 against.
The other four motions have all been passed by much larger margins this week. The ratification of Union minutes was passed easily, as was a motion calling for greater support for students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Also passed were motions calling for University recognition of students preferred names and a motion calling for the term “gender” to be used rather than “sex” in any Union data capture. These motions also passed with considerable majorities.
These policies can be read in full at http://www.yusu.org/union/policy/