Women’s shelter must accept people of all genders

NOW Canada explained that its shelters don’t have enough space to allow Transgender clients to have their own room, so they have to share living quarters with the female residents. The organization also provided an official statement to Global News, reading: “NOW Canada cannot speak to specific cases. It is against the law to discriminate against transgender individuals. NOW Canada and other shelters in Kelowna welcome people without regard to age, race, religion and gender identity.”

A world leader in transgender rights, Canada’s anti-discrimination policies are seen by many as being too over-the-top. In 2016, Prime Minister Trudeau proposed a bill that would send those accused of “anti-LGBT hate speech” to prison for two years.

While Canada’s anti-discriminatory laws are praised by progressives the world over, it appears that Canadian lawmakers failed to take into consideration the real world problems that such pro-LGBT policies were likely to create when put into practice. And now, thanks to those policies, two homeless women seeking refuge from domestic abuse have been turned away by the very national organization whose mission it was to shelter them.

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