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Canada House Passes Transgender Rights Bill

Associated Press
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March 21, 2013

Canada's House of Commons has passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender people. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is unelected and is expected to approve it. The bill is one of the first tests of the Conservative caucus' resolve on gay and transgender rights in Canada at a time when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has been mounting a strong defense of such rights abroad.