Trudeau: I’ll care about trans inmates

NA-TRUDEAU-EDBOARD5 The editorial board met with Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau on April 5, 2013. CARLOS OSORIO/TORONTO STAR

LGBT love Justin Trudeau and it is definitely mutual – the Canadian PM made one more statement we all would like to praise him for. He swore that trans prisoners will be placed in prisons according to the gender identity. The Canadian Prime Minister made the promise after a transgender woman described the current placement policy as “torture”.

“I will make sure we look at it and we address it and we do right in recognizing that trans rights are human rights and we need to make sure we are defending everyone’s dignity and rights in every way we can,” he said. The pledge comes after the announcement that Correctional Service Canada released a policy that stated trans people must be placed corresponding to birth sex, and not gender identity. The Canadian Correctional Investigator considers it unfair and disappointing.


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