Saturday, June 17, 2017

Another Reason To Love Canada!


Our compassionate neighbor to the north just passed a law protecting transgender people from discrimination and harm. It's described in this news article.

One might think this protection is so self-evident it ought to be law everywhere but you'd be surprised. Many U.S. states don't have it and neither does U.S. federal law. There are a few local laws here and there but, on the whole, transgender people in my country are subject to discrimination and harm without legal redress.

An important significance of laws like this are their cultural symbolism. This is what a Canadian legislator said: "Transgender and gender-diverse people deserve to know that they are welcome and accepted, embraced and protected, and that in Canada they are free to be their true selves."

Amen!

11 comments:

  1. This makes me so proud of Canada! Yay, us! I'm so happy to see this addressed in law.

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  2. I'm with Sheila.

    One more reason for you to move up here ; P

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I'm starting construction on my igloo!

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  3. Great job Canada! I'm so happy world is becoming a better for everyone without blind spots

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  4. Oh wow, what a great step. Here its not even been addressed.

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  5. Over here as well, but takes a while to filter down to grass roots. Still it's a start. As you say, it's just about being kind. Are people not taught that these days? Xo Jazzy Jack

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  6. Yay for Canada! The US should take a card from their deck + follow suit!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. That's wonderful to hear <3 Canada. They get SO MUCH right, don't they?

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  8. Yay Canada!! ❤️🇨🇦❤️ How much we could learn from our neighbors to the north!

    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  9. Hopefully Canada will influence the rest of the world.

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