Entry #11667: Right to change legal gender in India

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RegionIndia
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateJan 10, 2020
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 allows for transgender individuals who have had sex reassignment surgery to change their legal gender from male to female and vice versa. An option for third gender is available without surgery required under the 2014 Supreme Court ruling.
Sourceshttps://thewire.in/lgbtqia/transgender-rights-bill-a-stunted-understanding-of-gender-and-equality


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NoteThe Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 allows for transgender individuals who have had sex reassignment surgery to change their legal gender from male to female and vice versa. An option for third gender is available without surgery required, under the 2014 Act.The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 allows for transgender individuals who have had sex reassignment surgery to change their legal gender from male to female and vice versa. An option for third gender is available without surgery required under the 2014 Supreme Court ruling.

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