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Canadians could be jailed for rejecting transgender pronouns

Canadian conservative commentator Mark Steyn told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that Canada’s new transgender rights law is simply an "Orwellian assault on the most fundamental language, the language which defines the two sexes."

"Misgendering someone will risk you being embroiled either at a Human Rights Commission or in a Criminal Court. And this isn’t a hypothetical," said Steyn in a June 20 interview with Carlson. 

Critics warn that Canadians who refuse to call individuals by their preferred pronoun, including "ze, zir, hir," will now, under the new law, be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and/or compelled to undergo anti-bias training.

Steyn said the new law will only further encourage individuals who identify as transgendered to bring lawsuits against individuals and businesses whom they suspect of discriminating against them.

And it has been happening already, he said. 

Steyn gave the example of a female-only fitness club owner who was sued by a biological male claiming to be a female a few years ago after the biological male said the owner was discriminated against him for refusing his membership application. 

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