Portland, Oregon, is removing gendered language from its city charter in an effort to be more inclusive to members of the LGBT community who may not identify with either gender.
Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, who won reelection earlier this month, took to Twitter last week to announce the changes. “The language of the documents that guide the City should reflect our community,” he said.
“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.”