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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When she decided to open a hair removal room in her home, Márcia da Silva had no idea she would be accused of discrimination in a human rights court in Canada.

The Brazilian, who lives with her husband and children in Vancouver, refused to depilate Jessica Yaniv, a transgender woman who claims to have been a victim of prejudice and is now demanding compensation of up to US$15,000 (about R$60,000).

In July, during a heated hearing at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, Yaniv associated the Brazilian woman with neo-Nazis . . .

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