Marie Laure Leclercq offers training on the legislative and jurisprudential evolution of the rights of the LGBTQI2S+ and First Nations communities to judges of the Court of Appeal of Quebec

Montreal, October 8, 2021 – Following the training on the social history of the LGBTQI2S+ community offered to the judges of the Court of Québec and the judges of the Municipal Court of Quebec last April, Marie Laure Leclercq, Ad. E., repeated the exercise with the judges of the Quebec Court of Appeal throughout the month of September.

During the presentation titled Quelque part au-delà de l’arc-en-ciel, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, she discussed the legislative and jurisprudential evolution of the rights of the LGBTQI2S+ community in Quebec and First Nations up to the recent Centre for Gender Advocacy v. Attorney General of Quebec ruling. This decision struck down several sections of the Civil Code of Quebec that were deemed to discriminate against trans and non-binary people. The Quebec government has until December 31, 2021, to comply with the decision.

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