Indian court recognizes 'third gender,' calls for special treatment
Catholic World News - April 16, 2014
India’s top court has ordered the federal government to grant privileged status to transgendered people, recognizing them as a third gender, the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) service reports.
Finding that transgendered people have suffered from discrimination, the court ordered the government to include the transgendered among the groups that qualify for preferential treatment in education and government hiring. A group qualifying for such treatment is known, ironically, as an Other Backward Class.
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Posted by: Thomas429 -
Apr. 17, 2014 2:20 AM ET USA
The world is indeed suffering great tumult.
Posted by: loumiamo7154 -
Apr. 16, 2014 8:35 PM ET USA
And Rodney Dangerfield thought he was cracking wise when he said he had 3 kids, 1 of each.
Posted by: Defender -
Apr. 16, 2014 7:16 PM ET USA
They're nuts, too.