|Rationale for Human Rights Code|
The Human Rights Code was originally written for, and only intended for, adults. That had been the case since its inception in 1973 until MLAs sitting in the BC Legislature unanimously added “Gender Identity or Expression” to it. The MLAs passed all three readings of the bill on a single day and without debating it openly in the public marketplace of ideas.
On that day, June 25, 2016, MLA Laurie Throness as quoted in Hansard said, “In the bill before us, we have a new category added — that of gender identity and expression. It was formerly subsumed under the category of sexual orientation, but this bill will lift it from that place to be given its own explicit category in law.”
In 2017 and 2018 the Code has been used by the British Columbia Teachers Federation and the UBC Faculty of Education to justify the teaching of Gender Fluidity in the K to 12 classrooms of all 60 School Boards throughout the province.
Now in June 2019 a school board in Ontario is arguing similar gender protection wording in their Human Rights Code applies only to children who are experimenting with minority types of gender identity. It appears that a loophole has inadvertently been created, that children who are comfortable with either of the two majority types of gender identity are not protected by the current wording in the British Columbia Human Rights Code.
Add Boyness Girlness to the Human Rights Code.
|Some Benefits of Implementation|
(a) Overly zealous teachers will not so easily say in their classroom “there is no such thing as a girl or a boy”.
(b) Overly protective principals will not thoughtlessly excuse their teachers if such words are uttered in their school.
(c) Overly sensitive Schools Boards will be encouraged to respect both childhood majority gender identities along with childhood minority gender identities.
(d) Counsellors and psychiatrists will have a legal way to reassure parents that all of their children can claim to have provincial law protecting their gender identity.
(e) Surgeons and druggists and pharmaceutical companies will be reminded that most children grow out of any gender dysphoria that temporarily afflicts them.
(f) The biological facts of life will be acceptable in our family court system.