(1) Effective one year after the effective date of this Ordinance, all new forms issued by any City department, board, or commission shall not include requests for gender-specific identification. Such forms shall include, for example, the term "Parent/Legal Guardian" instead of "Mother" or "Father." Where it is necessary to request the gender of a person, an option shall be provided for that person to select the option "self-identify" for the person's gender in addition to the options of "male" and "female."
(2) Exceptions. Gender neutrality pursuant to subsection (1) shall not be required for a particular form if the Commission or City Solicitor certifies and advises the Department of Records in writing that any of the following circumstances exists:
(a) gender-specific information will further the ability of the requesting agency to perform its responsibilities;
(b) state or federal law requires the use of gender-specific information;
(c) eligibility for funding depends upon the use of gender-specific information;
(d) the Commission has determined that, for a reason not listed above, gender-specific data is required, in which case the Commission shall specify the reason for this exception.