March 28, 2012

Discrimination?: Canada Miss Universe Disqualifies Transgender Contestant

Jenna Talackova - Miss Universe

Canada may be liberal in recognizing same sex marriagaes and same sex common-law partnerships, but it looks like a transgender is not welcome in Canada's Miss Universe.

Transgender model cut from Canada Miss Universe
With blond locks, long legs and delicate features, Jenna Talackova would have been a strong competitor in Canada's Miss Universe pageant but was disqualified, she says, because she used to be male.

The 23-year-old transgender model from the western Canadian city of Vancouver has accused the pageant of discrimination, and more than 28,000 supporters have signed an online petition demanding her reinstatement. [Source: Yahoo! News]
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For purposes of permanent residence visa applications, common-law partnership, including that of same-sex partners is recognzed by Citizenship ang Immigration Canada.


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