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On self-identification, the law is inconsistent
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On self-identification, the law is inconsistent 

Disclosure: Lawyer John Carpay is president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (

A recent stir on Twitter involved the “transdeaf,” who self-identify as deaf and seek to live as though they are deaf.  Those who actually cannot hear are deeply offended, arguing that unless you experience real deafness and its particular hardships, no amount of “identification” will bridge the gap.  Thus far, nobody is legally required to agree with the self-identification of the transdeaf.

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