The final vote on C-389, which adds transgender and transexual to the list of specially protected classes of people under Canada’s human rights laws, will be Wednesday. Catholic Insight has reproduced our lead editorial from the February issue with slight amendments to the last paragraph because at the time we went to press, it appeared that the vote would be later this month or early March. (The byline has my name, but it is the editorial.) The key point:

The Charter protects both “freedom of conscience and religion” and the “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression.” Bill C-389 would diminish these fundamental rights by bringing them into direct conflict with those more “sacred” forms of expression: “gender identity” and “gender expression.”

Here’s past coverage of C-389, the so-called Bathroom Bill, and here’s a list of how the MPs voted (pdf) on second reading in December.