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This is great: Ontario amends Human Rights Code to extend protections to transgender people, but really, can’t it be possible to write the law in such a way that we don’t have to list out each new criteria of groups of people that are discriminated against? I assume it’s not possible, or else someone would have done it by now. But, if we were talking about job discrimination, wouldn’t it be nice if the law could just be “Don’t discriminate against a person for any reason that won’t affect their job performance”? Then leave it up to the courts to enforce. There would probably be a quicker resolution for cases like this through the courts, rather than needing to change the human rights code.
At least we’d theoretically be starting from an assumption of equality, rather than “equality, if you are on this list.”