Transgender Persons bill passed in Lok Sabha
NPnews24 Online, New Delhi: The Lok Sabha passed a bill that seeks to prohibit discrimination against transgender persons, including in matters of employment, and provide for giving certificates of identity to them.
The transgender persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 was passed after a reply by Rattan Lal Kataria, the minister of state for social Justice.
A Bill seeking to empower #transgenders by defining their identity and prohibition of discrimination against them was on Aug 5 passed in the #LokSabha amid the opposition's protest in the House over the #Centre's unprecedented restrictions in #JammuandKashmir.
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Transgender have been facing discrimination and sometimes find it difficult even to rent a house. The statement of objects and reasons of the bill noted that the transgender community is one of the most marginalized communities in the country.
The bill provides for establishing a National Council for Transgender Persons and providing punishment for contraventions of the provisions of the proposed legislation and grievance redressal mechanism.