The Ontario government has now added gender orientation to those list of those things on which one cannot discriminate (along with gender, religions, etc.)
From The Toronto Star, Ontario Human Rights Code amended to protect transgendered people:
The human rights code, which marks its 50th anniversary Friday, is now expanded beyond just prohibiting prejudice based on “race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.”
It took New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo (Parkdal—High Park) six years and four attempts to get the amendment passed.
“I’m proud, so proud, to be an Ontarian and so proud to be a Canadian and so proud to be part of an assembly where we’re all on the same page about this,” said DiNovo, praising Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott (Whitby—Oshawa) and Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi (Ottawa Centre) for co-sponsoring her bill.
What right(s) do you think should be added to (or taken from) the laws of your own country?
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