Bill 186, Toby's Act (Right to be Free from Discrimination Because of Gender Identity), 2007

DiNovo, Cheri

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Bill 186                                                        2007

An Act to amend the Human Rights Code respecting gender identity

Note: This Act amends the Human Rights Code.  For the legislative history of the Act, see Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History on www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

   1.  Section 1 of the Human Rights Code is amended by adding “gender identity” after “sexual orientation”.

   2.  Subsection 2 (1) of the Act is amended by adding “gender identity” after “sexual orientation”.

   3.  Section 3 of the Act is amended by adding “gender identity” after “sexual orientation”.

   4.  Subsection 5 (1) of the Act is amended by adding “gender identity” after “sexual orientation”.

   5.  Section 6 of the Act is amended by adding “gender identity” after “sexual orientation”.

Commencement

   6.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   7.  The short title of this Act is Toby’s Act (Right to be Free from Discrimination Because of Gender Identity), 2007.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Human Rights Code to specify that every person has a right to equal treatment without discrimination because of gender identity with respect to,

  (a)   services, goods and facilities (section 1 of the Code);

  (b)   accommodation (subsection 2 (1) of the Code);

  (c)   contracting (section 3 of the Code);

  (d)   employment (subsection 5 (1) of the Code); and

  (e)   membership in a trade union, trade or occupational association or self-governing profession (section 6 of the Code).

 

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