Because of new “human rights” legislation, Canada will soon offer a third option when they record their gender on a passport application. According to Canadian Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, besides the traditionally understood male and female, there will be a third box that she described Thursday only as “something other than male or female.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to enforce the third gender rule on all documents issued by the federal government.
It’s just the latest social engineering from the Liberal government. Bill C-16 is before the Senate this week and is expected to be passed by the Liberal majority in the upper house. The legislation will change the Canadian Human Rights Act and the criminal code, making it illegal to discriminate based on “gender identity or expression.” It will also extend hate speech laws to include these two terms, something free speech advocates in Canada say is another way for the government to muzzle opinions it doesn’t want to hear.
Judges could also cite gender identity and expression as an aggravating factor in a hate crime. Critics like University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson argue that an entire new category of human rights protection is being created for a concept that has not even been scientifically proven.
Nonetheless, Wilson-Raybould is hard at work to prepare gender identify policies in all federal government departments when the legislation becomes law — and that includes the passport office.