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File #: 21-2215    Version: Name: GENDER INCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 3/16/2021 In control: Human Relations Committee
On agenda: 3/18/2021 Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 21-2215 (Human Relations Committee 6/22/2021) Sponsored by: KEVIN B. MORRISON, Cook County Board of Commissioners PROPOSED ORDINANCE GENDER INCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS AND FORMS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article I - In General, Sections 2-9 Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms of the Cook County Code, is hereby enacted as follows: Sec. 2-9 Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms (a) No form issued by the County shall ask an individual's sex unless it is necessary for medical reasons, legitimate government data collection, or required by another law. (b) Any time the County asks for an individual's sex, the form or document shall ask for an individual's "sex assigned at birth". (c) The County shall also ask for the gender identity of an individual any time that a form or document asks for an individual's sex assigned at birth. (d) The County shall provide a written explanation on any County form o...
Sponsors: KEVIN B. MORRISON, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN


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PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 21-2215
(Human Relations Committee 6/22/2021)

Sponsored by: KEVIN B. MORRISON, Cook County Board of Commissioners
PROPOSED ORDINANCE
GENDER INCLUSIVE DOCUMENTS AND FORMS
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article I - In General, Sections 2-9 Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms of the Cook County Code, is hereby enacted as follows:

Sec. 2-9 Gender Inclusive Documents and Forms

(a) No form issued by the County shall ask an individual's sex unless it is necessary for medical reasons, legitimate government data collection, or required by another law.

(b) Any time the County asks for an individual's sex, the form or document shall ask for an individual's "sex assigned at birth".

(c) The County shall also ask for the gender identity of an individual any time that a form or document asks for an individual's sex assigned at birth.

(d) The County shall provide a written explanation on any County form or document that requires an individual's sex assigned at birth and gender identity including:

i. Why this data needs to be collected
ii. How the data will be used
iii. How this data will be kept confidential

(e) Where selection of gender identity from predetermined options is required by design of any County form, the gender identity options on said forms shall include at least "man", "woman", "transgender woman/transfeminine", "transgender man/transmasculine", "nonbinary/gender nonconforming", an option to fill in, and "decline to answer" and may include additional gender identities.

(f) Where honorifics or titles are made available on any County form, the County shall recognize and make available in any list of predetermined options the gender-neutral honorific "Mx." and an option for an individual to choose to not use an honorific.

(g) Where templates are used to create identification cards, business cards, stationery, letterheads, or other personalized documentat...

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