Civil Rights Attorney Mary Bonauto ’83, H’05 Named MacArthur Foundation Fellow - Bonauto was instrumental in winning approval for same-sex marriages in the landmark case Goodridge v. Department of Public Health in Massachusetts.
Writing for Clarity
his or her
Although grammatically correct, avoid the use of "his or her": "Everyone should take his or her seat." Instead rewrite: "The students should take their seats."
SOURCE: Hamilton College Editorial Style Guide