Tuesday, 15 April 2014

India Supreme Court Recognizes Transgender People As Third Gender

India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling.

While granting rights to those who identify themselves as neither male nor female, the court held that it is the right of every human being to choose their gender.

It ordered the government to provide transgender people with quotas in jobs and education in line with other minorities, as well as key amenities.

According to one estimate, India has about two million transgender people.

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