Reclaiming Rights: Transgender Persons Bill and beyond


On 26.11.2019, the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 (“The Bill”) was
approved by the Rajya Sabha, after having been passed by the Lok Sabha on 05.08.2019. The
Rajya Sabha witnessed an impassioned debate led by Shri Tiruchi Siva, Member of Parliament
(“MP”) from the DMK, who moved a motion to refer the Bill to a Select Committee for further
scrutiny, in accordance with the demands by the transgender community.

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