Transgender Ottawa woman urges lawmakers to pass new rights bill


An Ottawa transgender woman who also has a 13-year-old transgender daughter says she feels “joy and “excitement” but also “fear” over anticipated federal government legislation that would give legal and human rights protections to transgender people.

Zoe Knox, 43, said the forthcoming bill will be a “huge step towards acceptance” for people like her and her daughter Alexis.

The Liberal government is set to table legislation on Tuesday — the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia — that will seek to eliminate discrimination of transgender people.

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Source: CBC News Ottawa
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