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Parliament passes C-279 Trans Rights bill [Mar. 20th, 2013|07:58 pm]
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Bill C-279 has passed. That's two Parliaments in a row which have (albeit reluctantly) voted in favour of granting trans people the same rights they take for granted. But of course "Prime Minister Stephen Harper, most of his front bench and the vast majority of his backbenchers opposed it." Quelle surprise. And cue the obligatory bathroom bill nonsense "such as the argument that pedophiles would be protected when they lurked in public bathrooms" which deliberately conflates trans people with pedophiles.

It's strange, but in the more than 150 jurisdictions in North America alone where similar protections have been enacted, not one trans person has ever been charged with a sexual assault in a washroom. Not one. You can't say that for Conservatives.

Now it has to get through the Senate, where Bill Siksay's bill died during the last election.
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[User Picture]From: radargrrl
2013-03-21 10:19 pm (UTC)
I am still pissed off that Garrison, just like Svend Robinson before him, watered it down to pacify the Tories. This is a flawed bill.

Edited at 2013-03-21 10:20 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jessie_c
2013-03-21 11:26 pm (UTC)
Indeed it is. I'm more pissed that Rob Anders was allowed to slander trans people by conflating us with pedophiles and nobody jumped up to tell him what kind of an idiot he was being.
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[User Picture]From: radargrrl
2013-03-21 11:31 pm (UTC)
That's because everybody, including a good number in his own party, already know he's an idiot.
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[User Picture]From: jessie_c
2013-03-21 11:39 pm (UTC)
He can't be told that often enough. Especially in Hansard.
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[User Picture]From: radargrrl
2013-03-21 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hansard schmansard. I want to see him being called an idiot in mainstream media.
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[User Picture]From: jessie_c
2013-03-21 11:43 pm (UTC)
The more of that the better, but Hansard is the official record of the business of the Dominion of Canada. Being called an idiot there means that he'll be known to be an idiot forever in the words of the Government of Canada.
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[User Picture]From: radargrrl
2013-03-21 11:58 pm (UTC)
'T'is true...
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