An amendment to Middle Kingdom law now allows Their Majesties to appoint baronial couples of same or opposite gender, or individuals, as Their Majesties deem "most fit to represent the Royal Presence in the Barony."
An announcement on the Middle Kingdom Facebook page stated that the following law change (quoting here from its proposal on the Midrealm web site) was read into law in Royal Court at the Terpsichore at the Tower event in the Barony of Cynnabar:
XV-200 Pursuant to these considerations, the Crown shall appoint as Baron and/or Baroness those individual(s) deemed most fit to represent the Royal presence in the Barony.
XV-210 The term baron refers to the male gender. The term baroness refers to the female gender. No two members of the same gender shall be appointed as baron and baroness.
XV-200 Pursuant to these considerations, the Crown shall appoint as Baron(s) and/or Baroness(es) no more than two people, regardless of gender, deemed most fit to represent the Royal presence in the Barony.
XV-210 The term Baron refers to the male gender. The term Baroness refers to the female gender.
Of the announcement, Midrealm Seneschal Master Midair MacCormaic wrote on Facebook, "Court at Terpsichore yesterday was the first time I recall a reading of updated/changed Kingdom Laws being read into Court interrupted by applause and cheers."