The National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) v. Union of India is a landmark judgement of the Supreme Court of India and has been distinguished as a major step towards gender equality in India. Decided on April 15, 2014, this judgement of the Supreme Court of India declared transgender people the ‘third gender’.
It affirmed that the fundamental rights granted under the Constitution of India would be equally applicable to them. The judgement also gave them the right to self-identification of their gender as male, female, or third gender. The Supreme Court in the same National Legal Services ……. continue reading
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