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Ontario Human Rights Code amended to address discrimination against trans people

June 21, 2012

The Ontario Human Rights Code has been amended to prevent discrimination against trans people. On June 19, Bill 33, An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression received royal assent.

Bill 33, also known as “Toby’s Act” in honour of Toronto musician Toby Dancer, amends the Ontario Human Rights Code by including “gender identity” and “gender expression” as prohibited grounds for discrimination. The bill was co-sponsored and received votes from all three sitting political parties.

For more information about Bill 33, An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression, please visit the Ontario Legislative Assembly website at www.ontla.on.ca.

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