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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 11/20/2020

Demands for same sex marriage in India gathers momentum

Two years after India‘s Supreme Court struck down a colonial-era law that had made homosexuality a criminal offense, courts are hearing petitions seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. Recently, three couples filed petitions,…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

Trans News, an online magazine for transgenders, launched

The first edition of Trans News, an online magazine for transgender people, was launched at the Transgender Resource Centre here on Sunday. C. Shanmuga Sundaram, senior manager of Hi-Tech Arai; R.K. Vikrama…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2020

‘Marriage will protect our rights, affirm commitment’ — why same-sex couple moved Delhi HC

After being together for over eight years, Kavita Arora and Ankita Khanna wanted legal recognition of their “committed relationship”, just like any other couple would. But for them it meant thinking through…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2020

Right to love

With the petition in the Delhi High Court asking that the Special Marriage Act be interpreted in a gender-neutral fashion allowing for the marriage of persons regardless of gender, the issue of…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Sharad Pawar’s NCP Forms LGBT Cell, Becomes First Political Party in India to Take Such a Step

Mumbai: In a welcome move, the NCP on Monday set up its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cell and claimed it is the first political party in the country to take…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2020

The Respectable Indian Queer Unmasked

In 2018 the Supreme Court decriminalised consensual same-sex relations between two adults in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India. The judgement was deemed pathbreaking and celebrated as a historic milestone for…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

LGBT+ marriage: To secure equality in civil rights, family law must also be reformed

The recent comments of the Solicitor General about the unacceptability of marriage-equality in Indian culture in court proceedings challenging Hindu marriage law attracted great controversy. Unfortunately, the comments distract from the substance…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

Trans Activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress Party in Karnataka

Well know transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joined the Indian National Congress in Karnataka on Sunday. Akkai is the recipient of Karnataka Rajyotsava award – the second highest civilian award of the state-…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali joins Congress

In a historic event of sorts, transgender activist Dr Akkai Padmashali joined the Karnataka unit of the Congress party on Sunday. Akkai is the first from the sexual minority community to join…

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Kalki Subramaniam – Sahodari Foundation, India

Kalki Subramaniam trailblazed a fusion of art and technology as a method for creating social, cultural, and legal changes in India's transgender rights movement. In this article, Kalki shares about the Sahodari…

ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

Delhi HC to hear Petition seeking Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage and couples under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The petition has been filed by Gopi Shankar Madurai,…

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