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Transgender person has rights under DV Act once gender is chosen: HC
The Bombay high court has ruled that a transgender person can claim compensation under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, rejecting a man's appeal against paying maintenance to his transgender partner. The court held that the Act was gender neutral and the man could not refuse to pay maintenance on the grounds that the transgender person was not a woman and had undergone gender reassignment surgery. The ruling noted that a transgender person who has undergone surgery to change gender to female is an "aggrieved person" under the Act.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya
Scotland passes gender recognition reform bill
The legislation, which garnered 86 votes in favour but 39 against on Thursday (Local Time), was voted through following a marathon week of parliamentary scrutiny.
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 04:04 PM IST
Child marriages went up during Covid, Karnataka topped the list
Experts claim that the numbers are higher than what has been reported. Reason like poverty, illiteracy, superstition, a lack of knowledge about child marriage laws, a lack of interest in educating girl children, and traditional wishes are cited behind this large number of cases.
Published on Mar 24, 2022 12:07 PM IST
Girls deserve equal access to tech and STEM education
The study has been authored by Shilpa Singhal, Founder, Sitare Foundation
Published on Feb 16, 2022 12:01 PM IST
Swiss to permit simple legal gender transition from Jan. 1
Switzerland citizens will be able to legally change their gender from 2022, placing the country at forefront of Europe's gender self-identification initiative.
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Reuters | , Zurich