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U. New Mexico Forcing Employees to Use Preferred Pronouns

U. New Mexico Forcing Employees to Use Preferred Pronouns

“The policy also gives students the option to pick their bathrooms.”

Isn’t this a form of compelled speech? Don’t we frown on that sort of thing in this country?

Campus Reform reports:

U New Mexico requires use of preferred pronouns

The University of New Mexico (UNM) has a policy designed to make school personnel comply with preferred pronouns.

Outlined in its “Policies and Procedures Manual,” Policy 2720 states that “[t]he intentional or persistent refusal to respect a preferred or affirmed name or pronoun can constitute discrimination or harassment.”

“Individuals shall not be required to obtain a court-ordered name change before being addressed by the first name and pronoun that corresponds to their gender identity,” the policy states in the manual’s “Gender Identity” section.

The manual “serves as the official reference source for institutional policies and procedures” to “assist those persons in the various organizations of the University responsible for carrying out the administrative functions of their organizations.”

The specific policy does not specify which repercussions individuals would face for using pronouns based on a person’s biological sex.

UNM appears to have added the policy to its website in the spring 2018 semester. The university did not have a “Gender Identity” section in its manual prior to the update.

The policy also gives students the option to pick their bathrooms. It states that “[i]ndividuals shall be provided access to designated gender-specific facilities consistent with their gender identity.”

UNM Residence Life also allows students to “pick a room that aligns with their gender identity, without the need for documentation.”


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Sounds like compelled speech to me.

proscribed speech is a violation of the first amendment

They are making it easier every day for me to go by Tonto Goldstein, just sayin.

“You can call me Ray, or you can call me Jay… ” – Raymond J. Johnson, Jr.

” You can call me Al… ” – Paul Simon

If you’re complaining about this as if it’s unusual, you clearly haven’t read employment law in NYC or Boston. Not using preferred pronouns is ALREADY considered a form of sexual harassment. Entire cities (I don’t know if it’s state law at the moment) are compelling this kind of speech.

    tbonesays in reply to jdfreivald. | December 10, 2022 at 4:42 am

    And republicans did the usual pre-emptive surrender, adopting phrases like “wrong pronouns” for those who repeat the lie.

It’s religious discrimination. Sue.

Simple: Don’t use pronouns. It’s awkward to refer to a person as that person’s name every time instead of with a pronoun but it will accomplish the required result and still get the point across. “Hornet got in Hornet’s car and went to Hornet’s preferred grocery store to buy the items on Hornet’s list. Hornet also stopped by Hornet’s preferred gas station to fill the tank in Hornet’s car.”

They want to enter a stupid bid? Outbid them.

I choose Godschild as my only approved pronoun.
I dutifully use whatever they choose.
I report every instance of failure to use mine. Including when speaking to HR.

    Another Voice in reply to 1073. | December 10, 2022 at 4:13 pm

    Does this cause them to choke on getting it out? Or do they do you the dis-service of just talking past you by evasion?