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Finally! B.C's Human Rights Code is Up to Date
Just in time to escape the embarrassment of being excluded from Pride this year, the BC Government has amended the B.C. Human Rights Code to add "gender identity" and "gender expression".
Last year the Liberals were refused entry into the parade because they refused to sign the Pride Society's pledge to support human rights for trans people.
This year, their tune has changed.
But they are only mouthing the words.
While the government is claiming to support trans rights, on the one hand, they are fighting tooth and nail against trans rights on the other.
They are refusing to remove gender markers from birth certificates - even though they know
A hearing is expected in the birth certificate case in December.
By next Pride, maybe there will be action and not just empty words.