A community college in Washington state has stopped asking applicants if they are male or female, reports KIRO radio in Seattle.
In place of that simple query, Bellevue College has two convoluted questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.
The application form lists no fewer than seven possibilities for “gender identity” and seven more for “sexual orientation.”
For the question, “What is your sexual orientation?” the answer choices are: bisexual, gay, lesbian, queer, straight/heterosexual, other and “prefer not to answer.”
For the question, “What is your gender identity?” the answer choices are: feminine, masculine, androgynous, gender neutral, transgender, other and “prefer not to answer.”