Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - Binnen-I, underscore or asterisk? The FDP parliamentary group is bringing the issue of gender into the state parliament on Wednesday - and wants to tease the CDU parliamentary group a little with a parliamentary trick. The Liberals want a motion to be voted on, according to which all "official, administrative, school and university facilities in the state of Baden-Württemberg and subordinate authorities have to adhere exclusively to the valid grammar and spelling regulations". However, this wording corresponds exactly to the wording of a resolution that the CDU parliamentary group had passed at their closed meeting in the northern Black Forest in September. This forces the Christian Democrats to either vote against their own decision - or for the opposition.
"We present them with their own agenda," said a spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group in advance. "You cannot contradict your own CDU paper."
Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) recently spoke out against gendering in schools. "It's bad enough that so many of our elementary school students can't read. You don't have to make it more difficult for them by writing things in school that you don't even speak," he told the German Press Agency.
"The FDP parliamentary group takes Winfried Kretschmann at his word: Our students should learn the correct German language and not be confused by gender symbols," said FDP parliamentary group leader Hans-Ulrich Rülke. "That's why gender language has no place in schools and authorities."