If the Peel “mini-mosque” school vs. LGBTQ rainbow flag made for a raucous Round One, get ready for Round Two in the ongoing battle for top spot on the human rights totem pole.
This time, the Islam vs. LGBTQ brouhaha is being contested at a Windsor, Ontario beauty spa called "Mad Wax", where a transgender woman tried to book a hair removal treatment.
She couldn’t be accommodated because the only person available to do the waxing that day was a practicing Muslim woman who refrains from physical contact with males outside her own family.
Now, the transgender woman is filing a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, claiming she was denied services based on her gender identity and gender expression.
The complainant, who wishes to remain anonymous, is seeking $50K in compensation for “immense harm to her dignity.”
Which identity group will prevail this time?