An immigrant living in Canada closed her home-based waxing business after a trans woman filed charges against her before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.
Jessica Yaniv, a biological male who identifies as a female lesbian, asked the woman for a wax, which involves removing hair from the genital area. The woman initially agreed to the service, but later canceled it. Yaniv said it was because the woman learned of Yaniv’s sexual identity, but the woman claims it was because of safety concerns and Yaniv harassing her, the Toronto Sun reports.
According to CBN News, Many have rushed to Marcia Da Silva’s defense. Da Silva, who immigrated to Canada from Brazil, offers waxing services for women. They argue 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.
Yaniv, who claims to be an LGBTQ2SIA and Human Rights Activist, is no stranger to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. Yaniv 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. 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.”
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Source: Christian Headlines