WARRENTON, Ore. (AP) — The metropolis of Warrenton is requiring anti-harassment and discrimination training after a library board member and planning commissioner complained about a library employee’s most well liked gender pronouns.
In newspaper column in Could perchance perchance, Kelly Knudsen, the director of the Warrenton Neighborhood Library, launched the new library employee using the pronouns, “they” and “them,” The Astorian reported.
Mary Ann Brandon, who served on the library board, sent an electronic mail to Christine Bridgens, a planning commissioner, describing the column as “traumatic.”
“I don’t love being compelled to read such pronoun drivel. And I’m sure this liberal wokeness is in all likelihood permeating our little library,” Brandon wrote within the electronic mail obtained by The Astorian by the jabber’s public data law.
“I absolutely hope our little library does now not tumble sufferer to perversion indoctrination.” Bridgens wrote in response to Brandon, among varied feedback.
Metropolis Manager Linda Engbretson in response mandated training.
“Regardless of workers’ politics or ideology, the Metropolis of Warrenton is now not within the commercial of discrimination nor will it tolerate any harassment or discrimination in opposition to our workers,” Engbretson acknowledged.
Brandon has resigned from the library board. She couldn’t be reached for commentary, nonetheless told the library board chairwoman: ”I resign. You know why.”
In an electronic mail to The Astorian, Bridgens acknowledged, “I imagine it’s acceptable for metropolis workers/appointees to be reminded of the importance of being respectful to all varied workers/volunteers.