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Wellesley College students vote in favor of adopting gender-neutral language and opening admissions to all nonbinary and transgender applicants

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Students at Wellesley College in Massachusetts approved a referendum Tuesday that called for accepting admissions applications from all nonbinary and transgender prospective students, a college spokesperson said. 

The women’s college of about 2,300 students currently accepts those who “live as women and consistently identify as women,” including transgender women, according to the gender policy on Wellesley’s website. It also says it accepts nonbinary students who “were assigned female at birth and who feel they belong in our community of women.”

The student referendum, which is non-binding and does not change the college’s current policy, asked students if they supported a proposal to be presented to the Board of Trustees that would expand the college’s admissions to include transgender men and all nonbinary people regardless of their assigned gender at birth, according to a copy of the ballot shared with CNN.

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