National Consultation on Transgender and Women’s Substantive Equality

NAWL organized a national consultation on transgender and women’s substantive equality rights, held in Ottawa on February 22 and 23, 2003. The consultation drew representatives from rape crisis centres, women’s equality-seeking groups, unions, government, transgender and transsexual (trans) advocates, and other interested individuals from across Canada. The specific objective for the weekend was to lay […]

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Workshop on Transgender Human Rights and Women’s Substantive Equality

Workshop conducted by the NAWL Working Group on Transgender Issues at NAWL’s 14th Biennial Conference Through a number of successful cases — specifically involving male-to-female transsexuals — provincial courts and human rights tribunals have acknowledged discrimination against transgendered persons, although specific protections have yet to be encoded in law. Developing appropriate analysis and strategies for […]

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Draft Bill on Civil Unions: Is the Quebec Government about to Create Separate Equality for Same-Sex Couples and their Children?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. After 28 years of living together as a couple, Michael Hendricks and René LeBoeuf, two gay men, claimed the legal right to marry before Quebec’s Superior Court in November 2001. Their claim is similar to those presented a few weeks earlier by some 10 lesbian and gay couples […]

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Students’ Work with NAWL: Trans. What?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. There have been a number of important test cases recently decided in Canada at the tribunal level concerning transgender human rights, including Ferris v. Office and Technical Employees Union, Local 15, [1999] B.C.H.R.T.D. No. 55; Mamela v. Vancouver Lesbian Connection, [1999] B.C.H.R.T.D. No. 51 (B.C.H.R.T.); Sheridan v. Sanctuary […]

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