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New Canadian Law on Gender Identity Has Conservatives Fuming

Canada passes a law that would allow the government to remove children from homes that do not accept their gender identity or gender expression

The Canadian province of Ontario passed a groundbreaking law earlier this month granting affirmative rights to LGBTQ children. The law, which would allow the government to remove a child from a home that does not accept the child’s gender identity or gender expression, has caused a deep rift between conservatives and liberals, with some conservatives even calling the bill “totalitarian.” What does a bill like this mean? And could the U.S. follow suit?

The Canadian Law Would Grant Strong Affirmative Rights to LGBTQ Children

The bill, called the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act of 2017, or Bill 89, passed 63 to 23. It replaces the previous law governing child protective services, foster care and adoption.

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