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Scottish Police Warned Not to Say the Gays Are ‘Batting For the Other Side’

A new standards and procedures manual is making its way to British and Scottish police forces, instructing officers not use use phrases like “batting for the other side” and “lesbian tendencies” when describing queers. Also: Do not refer to them as “the gays” or “homosexuals.” If this website adopted these instructions as our style guide, our copy would be even more atrocious.