mhalachai: (SGA John Happyhour (_wwsd_))

Is everything everywhere in the world going bonkers, or is it just all happening to me?

K the only good thing that happened today, which is a good one:

Government to amend B.C. Human Rights Code to protect gender rights

The provincial government plans to table legislation that will explicitly protect gender identity and expression in the B.C. Human Rights Code, Attorney General Suzanne Anton announced Wednesday in Vancouver.

"In British Columbia we have a human rights code that ensures no one faces discrimination based on grounds such as race, religion, place of origin, sex, or sexual orientation, amongst others," she said, adding that everyone is protected under the code.

"However, it's important that they understand they're protected. Every British Columbian needs to feel protected and have confidence in that protection, no matter their gender identity or expression."

"The proposed changes will specifically include gender identity or expression among the protected grounds of discrimination in British Columbia's Human Rights Code," Anton said, adding that this would specifically protect transgender people against discrimination from anyone, including landlords and employers.

Finally.

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