Transgender Persons Act comes into effect

News: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment notified Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 Facts: Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 Aim: Social, economic and educational empowerment of transgender persons. Definition of Transgender: Those whose gender does not match the gender assigned to that person at birth. Key Provisions:  Right to Self-Identification: Person… Continue reading Transgender Persons Act comes into effect

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 Passed by Parliament

News: Parliament has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 Facts: About Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 Aim: Social, economic and educational empowerment of transgender persons. Definition of transgender persons: It defines transgender persons as those whose gender does not match the gender assigned to that person at birth. This includes… Continue reading Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019 Passed by Parliament

Lok Sabha passes transgender protection Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2019. The Bill aims at the social, economic and educational empowerment of transgender persons. Under the bill, transgender persons are defined as those “whose gender does not match the gender assigned to that person at birth and includes trans-men or trans-women, persons with… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes transgender protection Bill

WHO drops being transgender from list of mental disorders

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to no longer categorize being transgender as a “mental disorder”. According to the newly-revised version of the International Classification of Diseases (known as ICD-11), “gender identity disorders” have been reframed as “gender incongruence.” Gender incongruence is defined as a marked and persistent incongruence between a person’s experienced gender… Continue reading WHO drops being transgender from list of mental disorders

Breaking new ground: Madras High Court upholds marriage between man, transwoman

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has upheld that the marriage solemnised between a man and a transwoman was valid under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and ordered its registration. The judgement comes in the backdrop of a case of a couple who sought a direction to the Joint Registrar to register their… Continue reading Breaking new ground: Madras High Court upholds marriage between man, transwoman