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[Update] Jailed transgender woman being sent back to U.K.
Toronto Sun ^ | Feb. 12, 2014 | Shawn Jeffords

Posted on 02/12/2014 5:07:59 PM PST by rickmichaels

TORONTO - A British comedian and transgender woman who was detained in a men’s prison in Milton for an immigration infraction will be allowed to go back to the United Kingdom Thursday.

Avery Edison will be held at Vanier Centre for Women in Milton until she can board a 10 p.m. flight, her girlfriend Romy Sugden said Wednesday.

The ruling, made at an immigration hearing Wednesday afternoon, set the stage for the end of a trip that generated controversy when Edison — who has legally been a woman since 2009 — was initially detained in a men’s jail.

“I am relieved, I’m thrilled,” Sugden told the Toronto Sun. “It would have been fantastic if she could have proceeded with the trip as planned, but I did not think that would actually be able to happen. In terms of what I thought was a possibility, this is the best outcome.”

Edison was detained by Canada Border Service Agency officers Monday night as she tried to enter the country. She had lived in Toronto for a time with Sugden but overstayed her visa before returning home to the U.K. in September.

Edison was placed in Maplehurst Correctional Facility for men Monday night. Sugden said jail officials told her they decided to detain Edison at Maplehurst because their prisoner was pre-operative and had male genitals. Edison was held in solitary confinement — away from other inmates — because of safety concerns.

Sugden had feared immigration officials would impose a ban on Edison which would prevent her form entering the country again but that didn’t happen. Edison will face no travel restrictions to Canada in the future, she said.

“Obviously, coming back might be a little more complicated than buying a plane ticket but she is not barred from Canada.”

Canada Border Services spokesman Anna Pape said in a statement that officers use “criteria and indicators” that do not discriminate on grounds protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act. But they have no say over how correctional officials choose to jail someone, she said.

Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services spokesman Andrew Morrison could not say why Edison was jailed in a men’s prison.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: eunuch
Update to: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3121913/posts
1 posted on 02/12/2014 5:07:59 PM PST by rickmichaels
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OK, let's see if I got it right. It is a man, with male genitalia and a girlfriend, but does not want to be in a male prison. I can imagine how it looks like... no wonder they put it in solitary for its safety! I imagine how relieved the Canadian authorities were when it boarded a plane back to the UK.
2 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:26 PM PST by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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3 posted on 02/12/2014 5:43:44 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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I appreciate no pictures.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 5:45:37 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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5 posted on 02/12/2014 5:47:21 PM PST by SamAdams76
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I’m tired of the endless barrage of the queers and the freakshow lgbt crowd.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 6:02:45 PM PST by csvset
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He is NOT a “transgender woman.” He is a man pretending to be a woman.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 6:14:10 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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A male who wants to be a female but have sex with females.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:21:23 PM PST by angryoldfatman
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It isn’t a woman. Just once I want to see a media outlet report the facts.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 7:49:03 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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It is not a woman. It is a male.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:59 PM PST by sport
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