Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Gender Expression
Proceedings of the Annual Human Rights Update: Keeping on Top of Key Developments (Toronto: Ontario Bar Association, 2013)
15 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2017
Date Written: June 7, 2013
The author discusses the importance of recent developments in Canadian law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. While we should not be naïve about the extent of the transformation required before trans and gender diverse individuals are equal participants in all aspects of Canadian society, nor of the degree to which rights adjudication can advance the transformative project, these developments put in place a solid foundation for using human rights litigation to contribute to the realization of the many changes that are needed to reduce the violence, harassment and discrimination that are part of the daily experience of trans and gender diverse individuals.
Keywords: Anti-Discrimination Law; Gender Identity; Gender Expression
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