May 23, 2013 11:46 am

Transgender bride files human rights complaint in Saskatoon

SASKATOON – Weeks after being allegedly discriminated against by a Saskatoon business, Rohit Singh says she is prepared to fight back and launched a complaint with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on Wednesday to prove it.

Singh alleges Jenny’s Bridal Boutigue denied her the opportunity to try on their wedding gowns, saying men were not allowed to do so.

“I never think that I’m a man and if I think that, it makes me emotionally depressed and all those things – and that’s what she did with me,” said Singh.

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“It’s not just my battle. It’s the battle of all the transgender community, which is discriminated against day by day by all of society.”

The filing stage now sets in motion what may be a lengthy process that could eventually wind up in court.

“We really look to be neutral. We’re not prescribing solutions. We look to have the parties create their own solutions because if they create their own solutions, they’ll own them,” said Judge David M. Arnot, chief commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

On May 4, protesters rallied outside Jenny’s Bridal Boutique in support of Singh and transgender rights.

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