In May 2016, Amnesty International was in the House of Commons when a government bill protecting the rights of transgender individuals in Canada was tabled in Parliament. The bill was broadly supported and quickly moved to the Senate. And there it has stayed. Some Senators oppose the protection of transgender people in Canadian human rights law and could stall the passage of Bill C-16 on gender identity and expression into law. Senators are being flooded with messaging opposing the protection of transgender people in Canadian human rights law.
Your urgent action is needed to let Senators know that transgender rights are human rights, and that the health, safety, and wellebing of transgender individuals in Canada is linked to the passage of Bill C-16 on gender identity into law.
WAYS TO GET INVOVLED
LEARN MORE on our campaign website
LEARN MORE about Bill C-16
PHONE A SENATOR to tell them to support Bill C-16
EMAIL A SENATOR to tell them to support Bill C-16
ON SOCIAL MEDIA use the hashtag #SupportBillC16 and tag @LGBT_Amnesty and @TransEqualityCN
.@SenatorSalma enough w #transgender discrimination in #Canada #SupportBillC16 without delay @TransEqualityCN @LGBT_Amnesty #humanrights
— Danna (@Ingleton) December 7, 2016
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