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A council in Brighton is planning to replace male and female toilets with “gender neutral” toilets to accommodate people from the transgender community.

“The facilities will avoid using the words ‘men’ and ‘ladies’, instead using symbols that indicate they can be used by people of any sex.

But the plans to change signage on the toilets, which will be used by both adults and children, have attracted criticism and been described as ‘political correctness’.

Brighton and Hove city council chiefs said that they wished to ‘promote the term gender neutral’ in emails discussing the proposed block on Rottingdean seafront, East Sussex.

The £140,000 development, which will include a cafe and four lavatories, is being joint-funded by a Rottingdean Parish Council and the city council.

Conservative councillor Lynda Hyde expressed her dissatisfaction at the development, with construction set to commence this week, describing the plans as ‘unnecessary bureaucracy’.
She told the…

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