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Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Act

Constitutional Challenge to the Transgender Act

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act was introduced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 5th August 2019. The main objective of this Act was to provide rights pertaining to the protection of the transgenders in India and enhances the welfare of these citizens, to ensure equality amongst all. The Act has…

LGBTQ Rights in India

LGBTQ Rights in India

The word LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. In the beginning, this community was known as “Gay Community” but it refers to men only. And the lesbians, transgenders, and bisexuals are not included in the gay community. So, the term LGBTQ was introduced. These people have different sexual orientations. Where sexual orientation…

Men Too : Not Always The Perpetrators

Men Too : Not Always The Perpetrators

Gender neutrality within rape statutes means the concept that the criminal law should recognize that men, women and transgender persons can be rape victims as well as perpetrators. Indian laws regarding rape, sexual assault, voyeurism, and stalking are gender specific. They follow gender binary attitude as they contemplate only two genders where, the victim can only…

Transgender Rights in India

Transgender Rights in India

The oxford dictionary defines Transgender as ‘denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex’. Transgender is generally described as an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behaviour does not conform to their biological sex. Transgender may also take in…

LGBT Rights: The Journey Till Now

LGBT Rights: The Journey Till Now

Scope of the Section 377 of IPC is Ambiguous. Under section 377 of IPC scope of unnatural offences is ambiguous because there is no clear distinction between consenting and coercive sex, against the order of nature etc. On 2 July, 2009, Delhi High Court, decriminalized homosexual intercourse between consenting adults and judged section 377 of ‘the Indian Penal code to be conflicting with the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India.