The vast bathroom conspiracy

Rob Anders is circulating a petition that suggests Bill C-279, which deals with extending human rights protection to transgendered individuals, is “intended to give transgendered men access to women’s public washroom facilities.” This argument has been raised by opponents of the bill before—here is Conservative MP Dean Allison raising it during debate on a previous version of the legislation.

Former NDP MP Bill Siksay, the original sponsor of the legislation, addressed this concern directly in the House and in this interview last year with Burnaby Now.

I think it’s just an alarmist argument from people who do not support extending human rights coverage to a very marginalized group and a group that suffers discrimination in our society. There’s nothing in the bill that will legalize assault, sexual assault, exhibitionism, voyeurism, harassment – any of those kinds of things. What’s inappropriate and illegal in a women’s washroom or a gendered space remains illegal and inappropriate. There’s nothing in this bill that would contemplate changing that … 

The reality now is that transsexual people – people who have gone through the sex change process – we already share washrooms with, and we already share washrooms with transgendered people, and most of us aren’t doing a gender check on everybody who’s in the bathroom. If the bathroom is being used appropriately, it’s not an issue. The other reality is that I know of no jurisdiction that has changed the law to establish full human rights for transgendered and transsexual people that has seen change in what happens in bathrooms in terms of criminal behaviour I can’t find any evidence that that happens. If someone can show me some, fine, but I’ve never found any, and no one who has raised this issue has ever been able to point out that those kinds of things happening.

C-279 passed at second reading in June with 14 Conservative MPs voting in favour.




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The vast bathroom conspiracy

  1. Anders perpetuates the false equation GBLTI = perverts, pedophiles. As a matter of fact most pedophiles are “straight” in the sense they attack children of the opposite sex. Shows very little knowledge of the facts or more probably an attempt to cater to the x-right,

    • The LGBTI community should be all over him for this….Anders was outted years ago.

      • Canadians of any sort should be all over this!

        • Quite true! I stand corrected.

  2. Don’t kid yourself….. this is much bigger than you think…… there are a lot of big players and shape shifters behind this…… if we don’t make a stand, it could set into motion a calamitous sequence of events that could possibly lead to them wanting to use our drinking fountains too……… we’ve got to nip this thing in the bud before those fool leftists force it upon us, like they did touch dancing

  3. I am concerned about anyone, much less a member of parliament, seeking to villify and demonize a minority for gain in this way. For shame, Anders.

  4. I think Peter Stoeffer nailed it when he said, “He’s a dickhead.”

    • like that one lol

  5. I think Anders may be projecting.

    • YES

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