By Bob Katzen

The Municipalities and Regional Government Committee held a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment that would replace the gendered reference to “Selectmen” with “Select Board” in the state’s constitution.

Supporters said it is long past time to eliminate this outdated and sexist language from the state’s constitution. “This is a change which many communities have already made in their local by-laws,” noted sponsor Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont).

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