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Odisha: Transgender woman gets married to a man in Bhubaneswar

Transgender Woman Gets Married To A Man In Bhubaneswar Especially When They Are Striving Hard To Get A Place In The Mainstream Of The Society.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 27 Jan 2017, 09:46:35 AM
Odisha: Transgender woman gets married to a man in Bhubaneswar (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

Transgenders, who are striving hard to find a place in mainstream society, the Transgender woman gets married to a man in Bhubaneswar. 

After unveiling the first Transgender Policy in the country with an aim to end societal stigma towards the Transgender (TG) community. 

The transgender bride said that "Ppl think transgenders can’t get married or embrace motherhood, bt I’m proving them wrong; We too are women wanting to lead normal lives'

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court had on April 15, 2014 granted legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as third category of gender and had directed the Centre and all states to treat them as socially and educationally backward classes to extend reservation in admission in educational institutions and for public appointments.

Paving way to bring transgenders in national mainstream, the apex court directed governments to take steps to remove problems faced by them such as fear, shame, social pressure, depression, and social stigma.

It had also said that section 377 of IPC is being misused by police and other authorities against them and their social and economic condition is far from satisfactory.

However, in September 2014, the Centre had filed an application in the apex court seeking clarification on the definition of transgender saying lesbian, gay and bisexual cannot be treated under the category of transgender.

Interestingly, the SC in its verdict had itself clarified that transgender does not include gay, lesbians, bisexuals

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First Published : 27 Jan 2017, 09:36:00 AM