ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

Not Just Section 377, the Law Isn’t Straight for a Queer Person in India

07/21/2018 | Indian Express

Can a trans-woman report sexual harassment at work against a colleague? Does a queer person have the right to claim property that belonged to their parents or other family members? Can a trans-person get their gender changed on the identity documents? As the Supreme Court hears the petition against Section 377, there are certain issues in the legal regime that remain unanswered for a queer person. The grey areas make living a simple life difficult for a queer person. From getting the right identity documents to opening a bank account, everything is full of hurdles. And the law is not only silent on this, but also fails to acknowledge the existence of LGBTQ+ people.


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