Monday, March 26, 2012
March 26, 2012 - McCreath denounces Donald Trump's Pagaent for Transsexual Discrimination
It's been widely reported that Miss Universe Canada recently disqualified Pagaent candidate Jenna Talackova, of British Columbia, because it was revealed that she was a transseuxal woman. The Pagaent, apparently owned by Donald Trump, has a discriminatory policy that indicates that all contestents must be genetically born females. Talackova was born male but underwent a complete transition to become female, including genital sex reassignment surgery.
She had apparently indicated on her application form that she was born female. The pagaent is trying to say she was disqualified for lying on the application form. However, this policy clearly points to discrimination.
McCreath has reached out to Jenna and encouraged her to file a Human Rights Complaint on the grounds of sex (gender identity is not currently listed as an explicit grounds for discrimination in any of the human rights codes in Canada).
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