Q. NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (NALSA) VS UNION OF INDIA case is related to which of the following?

[A] Sexual harassment at work place

[B] Domestic violence

[C] Transgender

[D] Child rights

Answer: C
Notes:

NATIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITY (NALSA) VS UNION OF INDIA case was filed by the NALSA to legally recognize persons who fall outside the male/female gender binary, including persons who identify as “third gender”.  

  • This was a landmark decision where the apex court legally recognised “third gender”/transgender persons for the first time and discussed “gender identity” at length.  
  • The Court recognised that third gender persons were entitled to fundamental rights under the Constitution and under International law.  
  • Further, it directed state governments to develop mechanisms to realise the rights of “third gender”/transgender persons. 

Source: Laxmikanth