Canadian PM Trudeau announces legislation to protect transgender people

, 11:32 AM IST

Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced legislation to protect transgender people from hate speech and discrimination.

Speaking in Montreal yesterday, he said that despite removal of all the obstacles, transgenders are still witnessing some cases of injustices.

The transgender bill is to be officially unveiled today by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

It will add gender identity” alongside race, religion, age, sex and sexual orientation as prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

The Canadian parliament’s previous attempts to pass similar legislation failed. But this time, due to a Liberal majority in the House, the measures are expected to pass easily. (ANI)