EPA asks employees if they’re straight, gay, or ‘something else’

EPA asks employees if they’re straight, gay, or ‘something else’
EPA director Gina McCarthy (Credit: aim.org)

The Environmental Protection Agency is asking all its employees whether they are straight, gay, or “something else” in an effort to create a more “inclusive” workplace.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the agency’s Sexual Orientation Gender Identity (SOGI) survey, which is part of a pilot program to voluntarily collect information on its employees.

The survey first asks the employee’s pay grade, supervisory status, education, age, marital status, and race, before inquiring, “What sex were you assigned at birth?”

The EPA wants to know how many of its employees are “Straight, that is, not Lesbian or Gay,” lesbian or gay, bisexual, or “Something else.”

The EPA only gave its employees three gender options, instead of 37.

After asking employees if they describe themselves as male, female, transgender, or none of the above, the EPA asks what they “think of when answering the last question.” Choices are “My biological anatomy,” “Characteristics of my personality,” “How others view me/societal expectations of me,” “How I see myself,” and “Other.”

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