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Transgender Rights Updates in California and Canada
Jun 13th, 2013
Here are a couple news stories coming across the wires on transgender rights today.
First, in California, a Senate committee passed a student rights bill for transgender students/ LGBTQ Nation reports:
A California Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require public schools to respect a transgender student's gender identity in all school programs, activities, and facilities.... read_more
Canada: Ten Years of Marriage Equality
Jun 10th, 2013
It's been ten years to the day since canada legalized marriage equality nationwide. Joe.My.God reports:
Ten years ago today the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that Canadian law on marriage violated the equality provisions in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in being restricted to heterosexual couples. Via the Globe And Mail: A decade later, Michael Leshner... read_more
Canada's House of Commons Passes Transgender Rights Bill
Mar 21st, 2013
As the transgender rights movement moves to the forefront, Canada is leading the way (once again) with a transgender rights bill. Gay Star News reports:
Canada's House of Commons has passed a bill making it illegal to discriminate against transgender people. The bill passed by a vote of 149 for and 137 against, with the crucial support of... read_more
Uganda: Canada Funding Gay Rights Groups
Mar 9th, 2013
In one of the most actively homophobic countries in the world, we get word that Canada is now helping to fund gay activist groups, LGBTQ Nation reports:
A Canadian foreign affairs official acknowledged Friday that there are ongoing efforts to fund grassroots Ugandan LGBTQ advocacy organizations who are battling efforts by the Ugandan Parliament to pass that country's proposed... read_more
Canadian Judge Rules UK Civil Partnership is Equivalent to Marriage in Divorce Case
Jan 11th, 2013
England may not recognize their marriage, but Canada now does. Even if they don't, anymore.
Canadians Wayne Hincks and Geraldo Gallardo have been in the process of divorce for more than a year. The problem is that the government wasn't sure if they were even married because they were joined in a civil union ceremony in the United Kingdom. Gallardo... read_more
Canada: Census Data Glitch Could Lower Number of Married Same Sex Couples
Sep 20th, 2012
The increase in same-sex marriage in Canada may not be as steep as Statistics Canada first thought.
In a last-minute decision, after finding out about a potential error in its data, Canada's national statistics agency decided not to release numbers on same-sex marriage in smaller Canadian cities.
Census manager Marc Hamel said Wednesday that an automatic algorithm may have accidentally overestimated the... read_more