‘Transgender rights are human rights’ says India’s Supreme Court

transgender trans indiaLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In what appears to be a milestone for transgender rights around the world, the Supreme Court of the second most populated country in the world ruled that people can identify themselves as a third gender.

India’s Supreme Court Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan as reported in CTV News: “recognition of transgender (people) as a third gender is not a social or medical issue but a human rights issue. Transgenders are citizens of this country and are entitled to education and all other rights.”

Trans activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi: “All documents will now have a third category marked ‘transgender.’ This verdict has come as a great relief for all of us. Today I am proud to be an Indian.”

The ruling also specified that government health departments take care of trans medical problems. It also ordered a public awareness campaign undertaken to resolve the negative social stigma many have against trans people.


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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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4 replies

  1. but they should have also seen gay rights as human rights

  2. I watched a documentary a couple of years ago, I can not remember the title for the life of me but it followed different transitioning people. One was from a country where homosexuality was criminalized but they didn’t count a post op as their former sex. That woman didn’t want to be a woman but she also didn’t want to go to prison or be killed so she had the operation. Remembering her crying in that hospital bed still make me cry because her boyfriend was so cold towards her after it. When they asked her some time later, she revealed he left her the day after the surgery… called her a freak. It bothers me… we need equal rights across the board… for all genders, all sexualities, and all people.

    • Iran discriminates against gays but will fund SRS because then there will presumably be a heterosexual relation. So some Iranian gays will get the operation. Of course they don’t get that gender identity and sexual preference are independent.

  3. This law is discrimination based on physical disability, and I hope candiru fly up their things when Beer Commercial Jesus fails them, and their “Family Values” meals turn to GMO-dust in their mouths.

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