Proposal for gender-neutral wording in city charter on ballot for Tulsa passes

Proposal for gender-neutral wording in city charter on ballot for Tulsa passes
OKEQ seeks to add gender neutral language to Tulsa City Charter. (Ben Morgan)

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa voters voted Tuesday to change the language of the Tulsa City Charter.

The amendment to the charter changes its gender-specific language to gender-neutral terms.

“He”, “she”, “his” and “her” are used in the charter to represent people, but those will be changed to the inclusive term “they” after being approved by voters.

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In a statement released by Oklahomans for Equality, the non-profit says “Our town charter is a document that sets our vision of our city and, up until now, it has only used he/him pronouns. Charter Proposition Number 2 would change the pronouns to gender inclusive language, making sure all Tulsans, regardless of gender, are included in our vision.”

A statement released by OKEQ, showing support for Charter Amendment Prop 2, changing the language within the charter to gender neutral language, allowing everyone to feel included.
A statement released by OKEQ, showing support for Charter Amendment Prop 2, changing the language within the charter to gender neutral language, allowing everyone to feel included.

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