So, Bill C-389, a bill to introduce the same comprehensive human rights proctections for gender identity that sexual orientation has had for 7 years has passed second reading and is slowly meandering through the House of Commons. And has passed second reading.
Finally! Bill Siskay will make whole Canada's LGBT rights body of law. Finally! Someone will undo the damage done by that retrogressive politician,
wait for it,
Svend could have passed a trans-inclusive bill. It's not like the NDP didn't have an LGBT caucus then. It's not like they weren't vocal and proud and working every convention. And it's not like he was the first North American cis gay man to throw trans womyn and men under the bus. And it's not like the bill was on the verge of failing to pass parliament in the first place, since it passed by voice vote, this being something, if the numbers were remotely close, that those opposed to the bill would have forced division in the house, getting embarassed in the senate 59-11. But then, calling for the eradication trans womyn has been something of a passion for the faux-feminist-left just like it has been for the crypto-christianist-right.
I am burned by you people before I even knew it, and it's way too little and too late to apply this and call it salve. Trans men and womyn are due the same rights every other Canadian has had since 1988: Freedom to do with our reproductive system what we will. This is but a welcome first step in closing the gulf that the transmisogynist wing of the socialist movement, always avowed to be a very marginalized yet vocal minority, but surprisingly always around when these decisions are being made, opened.
Forgive the venom, but it is a most justifiable anger this anti-Harperite and tomato-red-tory trans lesbian carries on occasion.