This should be interesting.
A Toronto barbershop has found itself at the centre of a human rights complaint after its barbers refused to cut a woman's hair.
Faith McGregor, 35, went to the Terminal Barber Shop on Bay Street, back in June looking for a haircut.
The barbers, who are all Muslim, told her their religion didn't allow them to cut the hair of a woman who is not a member of their family.So,,, we have here two protagonists, each from an identifiable group which rarely if ever loses a human rights case. Not only is Ms McGregor a woman, but also, apparently, a lesbian. That's two tick marks in her favour. However, in the opposite corner, the accused are Muslims, which fact is also probably worth at least two.
Were the barbers Christian, of course there would be no contest. But in this case, it will be interesting to see the human rights people twist themselves into pretzels to justify whatever decision they make.
PS: I have no idea who will win, but, as a person who believes in freedom of conscience, I'm with the barbers.