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California city remove gender terms, including ‘shaft’ and ‘artificial’ of the municipal code

connectthe Video-‘Manhole’ no more: California town banned gender-specific words from the municipal code

A new law in Berkeley, California words such as ‘manhole would rename’ to ‘maintenance hole’; Christina Coleman has the details.

Gender-inclusive restrooms and have become more and more widespread throughout the country.

Now, the city of Berkeley, takes it a step further.

The city is the removal of gender-specific words in their municipal code. It is the city about $600 it costs to make the changes. The Berkeley city Council to replace unanimous, the measure, the more than two dozen commonly used terms on Tuesday.

It’s words like “he” and “she turns” to “they” and “them” in the city code. “Shafts,” is changed to “maintenance holes”, and references to artificial is to “artificially”.

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Councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old high school, the University of California, Berkeley, a graduate of the packaging promoted regulation. He tweeted, among other things: “It is the power of the language. It is a small step, but it is important.”

Berkeley City Manager Dee Williams-wrote Ridley in a memorandum to the Council, “In recent years, the broader social awareness of transgender and gender non-brought-compliant identities to light, the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.”

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Terms such as fraternity or Sorority is changed to “collegiate Greek system-residence”. Other conditions, the changed to include pregnant women or women. It is turned on to pregnant employees. Brothers and sisters to be turned on to siblings.

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Berkeley has a long history of leading to politically and socially liberal themes. To ban on Tuesday, the Berkeley city Council voted in favour of it, becoming the first city in California natural gas in new buildings. The measure will enter into force, Jan. 1, 2020.

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