Wednesday, April 16, 2014

India's Supreme Court enshrines "the right of every human being to choose their gender"

Next up: Everyone gets to choose their species:

India's Supreme Court was roundly criticized for reinstating a 1861 ban on gay sex, so it may seem odd that the same high court just made India one of the foremost nations in recognizing transgender rights. The Indian Supreme Court not only created a legal "third gender" category, it also broadly declared that "it is the right of every human being to choose their gender."

The ruling applies only to transgender people, or hijra (a term that also encompasses transvestites/cross-dressers, and eunuchs), not gays and lesbians. But the justices asked the government to consider transgender Indians a...


1 comment:

Old Rebel said...

I think I'm cisspecies.