Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bill 33, Ontario

On June 19th, Bill 33, a.k.a., Toby's Act (Right to be Free from Discrimination and Harassment Because of Gender Identity or Gender Expression), received royal assent in the Province of Ontario. The effect of this ought not to be missed. This law amended the human rights code by adding “gender identity, gender expression” after “sexual orientation”. Among other things, the Bill amends the Human Rights Code to specify that “… every person has a right to equal treatment without discrimination because of gender identity or gender expression with respect to services, goods and facilities.”

This means that if a man feels like he is a woman, he now has the right to use the women’s washroom (“facilities”) and, the woman that complains can be charged under the human rights code. Women’s washrooms may well become a favourite trolling ground for paedophiles. 

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