Thursday, December 10, 2015
Federal Canadian Trans Rights Bill Introduced For Third Time
The Trans Rights Bill, now numbered as Bill C-204, was introduced yesterday. Bill C-204 is a private member's bill authored by Garrison that will once again attempt to if passed, give trans Canadians federal human rights coverage by amending the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression.
C-279, the previous Trans Rights Bill authored by Garrison passed the House of Commons in the previous session of parliament in 2013 but was shadily stalled and bogged down short of Third Reading passage by Canadian Senate Conservatives.
The Liberal majority has promised to introduce their own bill, and we'll see how fast it happens.
And those of us south of the border hope after some disappointments, that it happens soon.