Parental rights, common sense and biological facts have all become subservient to teenage emotions in Canada. How a person feels is more important than reality. To point out fact has become a criminal act.
The Federalist has reported on a case in the Supreme Court of British Columbia where a father has been charged with 'family violence' for mis-gendering his daughter.
The Court orders state that the father can be "subject to arrest, immediately and ‘without warrant’ if any police officer has ‘reasonable’ grounds to believe that he has in any way referred to his daughter as a girl in public or in private."
The fact is she is a girl. She is his daughter. But because she now identifies as male it is a crime – “family violence” in fact – to refer to her according to biological fact.
It sounds outrageous, but this is exactly what could happen here in Australia if Labor wins government.
Labor policy leading up to the 2016 election suggested that misgendering within a family context would be labelled criminal activity.
Their 2015 Nation Platform says “Labor will… Acknowledge these harms, when suffered within the family, as domestic violence against the child.”
The Yogyakarta Principles look set to be adopted according to the most recent Labor Policy Platform which will make misgendering people illegal.
“This is very disturbing,” said Kirralie Smith, Binary spokeswoman. “All parents, grandparents, and civic minded people should be very concerned about this.”
Smith encouraged voters to consider this issue very carefully.
“Feelings must not be allowed to trump facts in our courts. Feelings cannot be measured, they can be highly distorted and change like the wind. Facts must be used to determine how we are to conduct ourselves in a civil society.”