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Transgender Persons bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Bill 2019 was passed by a voice vote amid noisy protests by some opposition parties over Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury not being allowed to speak on his adjournment notice.

Parliament HIGHLIGHTS: Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am Monday

The Bill which provides a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment, was introduced by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot in the House.


Cabinet approves transgender Bill

It prohibits any person or establishment from discriminating against a transgender person in any way.

‘How I wish to live is my choice, certificate cannot decide that’: transgenders against screening committees

Vicky Shinde, a transgender activist and founder of Shivshakti Foundation, said people tend to think of transgenders as sex workers, bar dancers or beggars.

‘Transgender Bill killing our urge to live,’ say activists, calls it violation of NALSA judgment

The Transgender Persons Bill passed recently in the Lok Sabha has sparked outrage among the transgender community. The protest organised by the South Indian Transgender Federation saw hundreds of people from the transgender community across the country speaking one language. “My body, my right”.

Bill of wrongs

The hastily passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill does not ensure privacy, dignity and livelihood to the embattled group.


Transgender Persons Bill: In Rajya Sabha, Opposition likely to demand scrutiny by Select Committee

In the Lok Sabha, the Bill was passed with 27 amendments introduced by the government. All the amendments moved by Opposition members were rejected.

Review and revise

Transgender bill passed by Lok Sabha falls short, needs more debate and deliberation.

Shashi Tharoor explains why Transgender Persons Bill is 'flawed'

Shashi Tharoor tweeted: "Many offences under the IPC such as rape, stalking, sexual harassment etc are applicable only if the victim is female. Therefore, I moved an amendment to include transgender persons under the ambit of the IPC."

Lok Sabha passes Transgender Persons Bill with 27 changes

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016, was passed with 27 amendments introduced by the government. The amendments suggested by Opposition members were rejected.