Olaf Scholz finds the call for a gender ban "embarrassing"

Olaf Scholz has spoken out against regulations on the use of gender language. Everyone must be able to decide for themselves whether they want to change or not, said the SPD candidate for chancellor during the online talk "One hour with Olaf Scholz" of the weekly newspaper "Die Zeit".

"I do not think that we should impose such obligations and vice versa not issue bans," said the Federal Minister of Finance. Scholz referred to a corresponding initiative by the Hamburg CDU, which wants to ban the use of gender language in authorities, schools, universities and other state institutions. "I find that embarrassing," said the Minister.

In a SPIEGEL interview, the hamburger had CDU-Chef Christoph Ploß for a Gender ban for state institutions pronounced. According to the member of the Bundestag, this demand should become part of the Union's government program.

With his proposal, Ploß triggered widespread criticism from his own and other parties. The conservative receives support from the left of all places (read more here).