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Patrice Riemens on Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:50:35 +0200 (CEST)


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From: chayanika shah <chayanikashah {AT} gmail.com>
Date: 15 April 2014 12:02
Subject: Some good news

And here is one Supreme Court judgement given by Justice K S Radhakrishnan
and A K Sikri, that came this morning, that can warm our hearts and be
soothing balm for the troubled minds. It is in the context of transgender
rights. The main features as shared by Lawyers Collective who were fighting
this case:

Appears to be a fantastic victory!!

Here are the main points:

1. Recognition of third gender.
2. Recognition of people who identify in the opposite sex based on
self-identification. Includes female identifying as male and male
identifying as female.
3. Non-recognition of gender identity amounts to discrimination under Arts
 14, 15 and 16.
4. Discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity
amounts to discrimination on the ground of sex under Art  15.
5. No SRS required for recogntition of gender identity.
6. Persons gender identity based on their choice is protected under the
constitution.
7. A series of directions have been given to the Centre and States based on
the above.

We will have more details as the judgment is available.

In solidarity,
Amritananda
Lawyers Collective

For more news go to facebook or
http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/treat-transgenders-as-third-gender-for-job-benefits-supreme-court-508705
http://barandbench.com/content/212/transgenders-third-gender#.U0zNtqLnZn0


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