Legal Action

Egale’s Legal Action and Government Advocacy

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in hate against 2SLGBTQI communities and individuals in Canada and around the world. We’ve seen it online, in official statistics on police-reported hate crime, and in the backlash against 2SLGBTQI public community events and symbols of inclusion.

Alongside our research and public education work, Egale has intervened in several cases to protect 2SLGBTQI people’s rights and reputations in these times of rising hatred. Our Director of Legal, Bennett Jensen, is also currently representing the UR Pride Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity alongside counsel from McCarthy Tétrault LLP in litigation challenging the constitutionality of Saskatchewan’s requirement that school staff can only use young gender diverse people’s chosen names and pronouns with parental consent.

Recent Legal Action: