Transgendered Woman Allegedly Denied Wedding Dress
It appears that the transgendered community is still very much discriminated against, as is the case with a Canadian woman that was allegedly denied to be fitted for a wedding dress, all because at one point she was biologically male. Here’s more:
A transgender Canadian woman is crying foul after allegedly being denied service at a bridal boutique.
Of her experience at Jenny’s Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon, Rohit Singh told CBC News both she and her husband were “embarrassed,” and now plans to file a formal complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
“It might happen to some other transgender that might come to the store and she will hurt the same,” Singh, who has begun gender confirmation surgery, said. “I’m damn sure it’s discrimination.”
The shop’s owner, who was not identified in the report, told CBC News, “If you see a man trying on dresses, you’re going to feel uncomfortable.”
As Shine On reporter Shereen Dindar points out, a Canadian bill making it a hate crime to discriminate against transgender citizens is currently awaiting Senate approval. “Transgender and transsexual citizens are among the most marginalized and are too often victims of harassment and acts of violence,” New Democrat Randall Garrison is quoted as saying in that report.
The question that keeps going through my head is, why even have a business if you aren’t going to tell the product or service to someone because of your religious beliefs? You are there to provide your services, not give commentary on what your beliefs are cause if anyone wanted that they can easily go to church.