VIDEO: Last month, the Quebec government proposed a bill that could turn the clock back 15 years on trans rights.
The amendment to the civil code would implement separate sex and gender designations on personal identification.
In order to change their designations to reflect their actual identity, individuals would have to undergo gender reassignment surgery. Those not willing or able to do so would have to use a third category, “gender identity.”
It could force people into “outing” themselves each time they enter a movie theatre, restaurant or bar, potentially exposing them to discrimination and harassment.
In our latest video, we look at why trans advocates are opposing the bill and calling it a serious threat to trans people’s safety and well-being.