Bill to mark transgender and two-spirit day passed by Manitoba legislature

The Manitoba legislature has passed a bill to recognize March 31 as Two-Spirit and Transgender Day of Visibility.

The bill was put forward by Logan Oxenham, a backbench member of the governing New Democrats who is transgender.

Oxenham has said the day would provide a chance to show transgender, two spirit and non-binary Manitobans that they are supported.

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The bill was backed by most legislature members who voted on it, except for four members of the Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

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Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine called the no votes “disgusting.”

Some 20 other bills are expected to go to a final vote Monday before the legislature’s summer break, including one to end the province’s ban on homegrown recreational cannabis.

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