Transgender community vs legal researchers
Source article : http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/NewsDetail/index/7/9471/The-Transgender-Community-And-Legal-Researchers-on-the-Transgender-Bill-2016
In a discussion between the transgender community & the legal research a few things that resonates repeteadly is :
- When it comes to a gender specific bill like the transgender bill, it should have some gender specific laws such as rape laws, marriage law, divorce law, etc
- If the whole rationale for having the screening process is to prevent the abuse of affirmative actions then the other provisions of the bill which seek to protect them against discrimination, criminal actions, those shouldn’t require a screening process. Here the right to self determination should be absolute.
- There’s a huge range of laws that are all gendered in their applications, not just family laws, and there’s no clarity regarding how a trans person would be able to deal under these laws -marriage, adoption, succession, inheritance, etc.