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U. Oklahoma Makes Campus Awards Gender-Neutral After Complaint From One Student

Added 10-20-19 09:38:02am EST - “"Big Non-Binary Person on Campus"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “U. Oklahoma Makes Campus Awards Gender-Neutral After Complaint From One Student”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The student who complained identifies as “non-binary.” Now, everything must be different in order to comply with the views of this single person.

The University of Oklahoma has moved to make campus award titles gender-neutral following a complaint by a “nonbinary” student.

OU Daily reports English literature and social justice major Leanne Ho had applied for the “Big Man/Woman on Campus” last year, but since Ho doesn’t identity as either gender, they (Ho uses plural pronouns) couldn’t “receive” the prize as advertised.

Ho went to the office of Leadership and Volunteerism and convinced its officials to give them a “Big Non-Binary Person on Campus” instead.

“When I got (the award), I was like, ‘Joke’s on you,’” Ho said, apparently with little sense of irony. “I’m neither a man nor a woman.” And henceforth, all of OU’s campus awards will be gender-free.

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