Portland’s Democratic mayor Ted Wheeler is seeking to be “more inclusive” by removing gendered language. This comes after his re-election, where he defeated far left Antifa candidate Sara Innarone.
Wheeler is facing criticism from the far-left and republicans on his dealing of BLM and Antifa riots that have plagued the city since the killing of George Floyd. Today he tweeted “The language of the documents that guide the City should reflect our community. Today, Council authorized the City Auditor to remove feminine and masculine terms from the City Charter. This important step will help make our documents more inclusive of all gender identities.”
Portland would follow the steps of other cities, like Philadelphia, and Tulsa, in removing gendered references from their charters.
Portland, and its state Oregon, are both liberal hotspots and have a history of progressive policies. In 2017, the state of Oregon became the first in America to allow people to make their gender “not specified” on driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identity cards.
With the new rules, Oregonians who chose to have their gender “not specified” on their cards, would have their gender marked with an “X” instead of M or F. Canada, under Justin Trudeau, has since adopted a similar option allowing people their gender marked as “X” on their passports.