Wednesday, May 18, 2016

TransSask members welcome federal transgender rights bill - CJME

by Adriana Christianson 
Originally published: May 17, 2016

For the transgender community in Saskatchewan, it means a lot to have the federal government introducing a bill to protect transgender people from discrimination and hate speech.

“It’s a great achievement to finally have the gender identity bill as a government bill rather than a private member’s bill,” commented Mikayla Schultz, executive director of TransSask Support Services.

Similar legislation has been tabled in the House of Commons in recent years, but it never came from the ruling government party and failed to pass into law.