Supreme Court recognises third gender, glimmer of hope for gays

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  1. Ray

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    Supreme Court recognises third gender, glimmer of hope for gays

    In a historic judgement that put personal autonomy and right of choice on par with human dignity, the Supreme Court Tuesday granted constitutional recognition to transgenders as a third gender and also gave them the right to have family.

    The court directed the government to treat transgenders as a socially and educationally backward class, entitled to quotas like OBCs in educational institutions and for public appointments.

    A bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and A K Sikri held that transgenders, as a distinct “third gender” category, will have all rights under the law, including the right to marry each other, adopt, divorce, succession, inheritance and also to claim benefits under welfare programmes such as MNREGA.

    “We hold that values of privacy, self-identity, autonomy and personal integrity are fundamental rights guaranteed to members of the transgender community under Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution of India and the state is bound to protect and recognise those rights,” the court said.

    Supreme Court recognises third gender, glimmer of hope for gays | The Indian Express

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    Some hope for the third gender.
     
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    anoop_mig25 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good for third genders

    but why reservations for them

    In mumbai most of third genders(hijjars) earns good amount by bulying in trains , shops etc..... And don`t even pay taxes.No body dares to face them
     

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