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Equal rights at last!

On June 13, Yukon gave transfolk full protection under the Human Rights Code.  It also removes the need for surgery before changing your gender, and allows gender-neutral birth certificates.  This means that every single province and territory now has full legal protection of transpeople.
 
On June 16, the federal government of Canada passed legislation enshrining transpeople's rights nationwide.  As soon as the Queen signs off on it, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Canadian Criminal Code will include the terms "gender identity" and "gender expression", and prohibit discrimination or hate speech on those grounds.
 
This will be a happy Pride!
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/transgender-rights-bill-senate-1.4163823
 
https://www.dailyxtra.com/canada/news-and-ideas/news/yukon-passes-trans-rights-bill-223391
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