Okay, yeah, it's pretty shitty that this bill was so massively opposed. Why do people have a problem with the idea that trans people don't deserve to get the shit kicked out of them, literally and figuratively, just because of their gender? Fuck you conservatives. Normally I'm not very political, but when almost an entire party thinks that some people don't deserve equal treatment, that's a pretty big sign that your party is bad and you should feel bad. Not to mention Prime Minister Stephen Harper (may his asshole fester) opposed this bill. Seriously? Why you gotta be a shit, Steve. Nobody likes you. Get outta here.
Also, I can't believe I have to point this out, but trans does not mean pervert. Trans women aren't dudes who get off on wearing a skirt and makeup. And they aren't pedophiles. What is it with assuming that anybody who is even slightly different from the "average" person is a pervert or a pedophile? Like people who insist that gay people shouldn't be around kids because pedophilia or trans people shouldn't use the bathroom because pedophilia Nobody worries that a straight cis person is gonna touch your kid in the bathroom. I get the feeling that all of this "for the children!" claptrap is just a cover for "I don't like people who are different from me, so I think there should be a law to make sure they all go away!"
But let's look on the bright side. Despite the depressing opposition and compromises to this bill, it got passed! Yay! Canada is a better place today than it was yesterday!