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Hamilton council to vote on cutting edge transgender protection protocol

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 @ 3:32 PM | By Amanda Jerome

On March 8, Hamilton City Council will vote on a protocol for gender identity and gender expression that will protect the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming persons in public spaces.

This landmark vote could put Hamilton on the map as a leader in transgender rights.

“It’s a fascinating moment in that transgender rights is a major international civil liberties topic right now,” said Ward 1 councillor Aidan Johnson, a former criminal defence lawyer for Legal Aid Ontario.

Johnson said if council votes to implement the...