Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his work on human rights, and for his comments on the bill.
As an openly gay member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and having watched the marriage debate with great personal interest, without the leadership of the House and of civil society, I might still be waiting for the legal opportunity to marry the person who I most love in this world.
The bill before us today is not talking about redundancies. It is helping people see themselves as protected by the full extent of the law. While the hon. member may think the amendments are redundant, transgender people certainly do not consider themselves to be redundant.
Therefore, my question to the hon. member is this. Where is the harm in extending these words in the code and in the act?