Political Editors / April 30, 2019

Canada Silences Father of Gender Dysphoric Daughter

Judge orders him not to speak against his teen daughter’s decision to seek hormone treatment.

A story coming from our neighbors to the north provides yet another example and warning of the inevitable nature of governments to trend toward tyranny. As history has repeatedly recorded, power corrupts. And as is often the case, those who gain power will often seek to leverage it in a bid for even greater authority to force their own agendas onto the governed — often dubiously cloaked in the cause for justice. And always to the detriment of individual rights and freedoms.

Canadians may share many cultural commonalities with Americans, but there is one glaring difference that is proving to be damaging to their freedoms. Canadians don’t enjoy the same protections to Liberty and individual rights as Americans do under the U.S. Constitution.

The Federalist recently relayed the highly troubling story of a father who has been declared guilty of “family violence” by British Columbia’s Supreme Court because he objected to his gender dysphoric 14-year-old daughter receiving hormone treatments, and for publicly referencing his daughter using female pronouns. BC Supreme Court Justice Francesca Marzari, who issued the ruling, said that the father’s statement of biological fact — that his daughter was a girl — was a prime example of “family violence of a public denial of gender identity.” The justice then ordered that the father not expose his daughter to any materials that might “question whether [her] gender identity is real or the treatments [she] seeks are in [her] best interests.”

The father is further barred from offering public media interviews wherein he shares any information about his daughter’s “sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical health, medical status or therapies.” In other words, he is not free to speak his mind or opinions publicly, which is anathema to the very essence of freedom of speech.

The reality is that even in the U.S., the Left would love nothing more than to suppress the free-speech rights of Americans. And many leftist activists look to places like Canada with envy, while at the same time, many regular joe Canadians wish they had the individual protections provided by America’s Constitution.

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