Jessica Yaniv, is a Trans woman, a biological male who identifies as a female lesbian, filed charges against an immigrant living in Canada for refusing remove hair from the genital area.
Marcia Da Silva who immigrated to Canada from Brazil, offers waxing services for women, was forced to close her home-based waxing business after the demand. She argues that since Yavin still has male genitalia, Yavin would need to get a different service that is aimed at men; one which Da Silva does not provide.
Trans woman filed charges against her before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal and has filed complaints against 15 others for refusing to provide the genital waxing service, claiming discrimination based on gender identity.
Jay Cameron, an attorney with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom who represents Da Silva and other clients, told The Post Millennial that, “Some of my clients have been significantly affected on a personal level”.
“Another client also closed her business, she has been depressed, anxious, sleepless, and that has gone on for a period of many months.” He continued, “It is a very serious thing to launch a human rights complaint against a person”, he added.
“My clients are people. They have a right to make a living and this has interfered with their livelihood, but also you have the stigma of being associated with this hanging over you.” He concluded.