The mayor of Porto Alegre, Sebastião Melo (MDB), sanctioned law nº 13.154, of June 15, prohibiting neutral language in municipal schools. The decision was published this Friday (17) in the Official Gazette of Porto Alegre. According to the norm, the use of the standard grammatical and spelling norm also applies to the Municipal Public Administration, Direct and Indirect, in all its external communication and with the population in general, such as advertising and social communication campaigns, ceremonial protocols , publications on social media and on websites of municipal public agencies.
The project that gave rise to the law was authored by councilors Fernanda Barth (PSC), Comandante Nádia (PP) and Psychologist Tanise Sabino (PTB) and councilors Alexandre Bobadra (PL), Ramiro Rosário (PSDB), Jessé Sangalli (Citizenship) and Hamilton Sossmeier (PTB). The text presented in March was approved by the Porto Alegre City Council on May 4th.
By sanctioned law, the use of the Portuguese language in disagreement with the norms and guidelines of the law, will entail sanctions to public servants who do so in a way that harms students’ learning or the understanding of Public Power communications, directly or indirectly. Also, according to the norm, the secretariat responsible for education in the Municipality of Porto Alegre should undertake all the necessary means for the valorization of the cultured Portuguese language in its educational policies, promoting initiatives to defend students in the application of any learning that deviates from the norms and legal teaching guidelines.
On social media, councilor Daiana Santos (PCdoB) criticized the sanction. “Sebastião Melo, the mayor of exclusion, decided to sanction the bill that prohibits the use of inclusive language in schools and communication by the Porto Alegre city hall. In the middle of LGBTQIA+ Pride month, Melo’s alliance with bolsonarismo attacks the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, banning inclusive language,” he highlighted.
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Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira