Amendement to the Transgender Rights Bill: Empowerment, Anti-Discrimination, and Gender Dysphoria

Transgenders have lived through most of modern history as social pariahs. Until recently, there had been little systemic accomodation of this community. This changed with supreme court's historic judgement to recognise them as people of a third gender. A certain “Transgender Rights Bill” was proposed in the Rajya Sabha, which was passed after much political dialogue and discussion. However, upon being tabled in the Lok Sabha, it was amended as “The Transgender Persons Bill” to a virtually unrecognizable extent. Hence, this winter session the Lok Sabha shall convene to argue issues of much humanitarian consequence like the right to self identification of gender, medical tests for gender determination, reservation for transgenders, hate speech as a criminal offence and a plethora of other intricate issues.