• Petitioned Andrea Horwath, Leader of the ONDP

This petition was delivered to:

Andrea Horwath, Leader of the ONDP
Tim Hudak, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Premier Dalton McGuinty
Cc:
Attorney General Lorenzo Berardinetti

Support Toby's Act! Add "gender identity" & "gender expression" to the Ontario Human Rights Code!

    1. Petition by

      Queer Ontario

On Tuesday, February 21st, NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo tabled for the fourth time Toby’s Act, a private members bill that seeks to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to include “gender identity” and “gender expression” as protected statuses. Co-sponsored by Liberal MPP Yasir Naqvi and Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliot, Toby’s Act, if passed, would offer far greater protections for people in Ontario who are not cissexual, cisgendered, or normatively sexed or gendered.

We are calling on queer and trans communities across Ontario to support “Toby’s Act” and to let Premier McGuinty, Andrea Horwath (Leader, ONDP), Tim Hudak (Leader, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario) and their parties know that we support the inclusion of “gender identity” and “gender expression” in the Human Rights Code.

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    • Alexander Seelye OTTAWA, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I should not be harrased, oppressed, judged, shunned, or have to worry about violence for what may or may not be in my pants!

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    • Christopher Donovan TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Unless it is in writing we have no legal recourse.

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    • Donna Robitaille TIMMINS, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is time to make a change, we all have rights. We all have family members who deserve the same respect, rights and dignity.

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    • M K WATERLOO, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Yes. We're going to do this, and we're going to get this togather, we are strong, we are not weak, we will undure this, and we will win.

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    • Eleanor Couture TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Sex and gender have not now nor ever been binary...not even biologically. Presuming so and entrenching it in all of our social institutions, contracts, and mores, is simply a matter of ignorance, fear, coercion, and prejudice.

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