Gender Identity fight Set to be Reviewed at the Court of King’s Bench

The battle between the rights of parents and the rights of kids is set to playout in a Saskatchewan courtroom. A judge is expected to hear lawyer submissions in the the legal battle this week.

The policy – brings forward protections for parental rights – claims the Saskatchewan Party – with Scott Moe Doubling down on the government’s pursuit of new legislation in the fall. Moe floating the use of “tools” to push the legislation further along despite legal challenges – even invoking the “not withstanding clause” as a potential way to push forward legislation.

Critics say that Moe’s floating of the use of the not withstanding clause could create a dangerous precedent.

Those opposed to the new pronoun policy say that this policy will place already at risk youth in an even more compromised position. Sacrificing their safety and wellbeing, placing kids in a position where they are potentially outted to parents, potentially creating an even more hostile home environment.

The University of Regina’s UR Pride” originating application” being brought to the court of king’s bench – marks the start of historic legal action against the province. The UR Pride group claims these new policies violate two key sections of the charter: the right to equality, and the right to security of the person.

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