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Supreme Court to decide if LGBT people are protected by the Civil Rights Act

Supreme Court to decide if LGBT people are protected by the Civil Rights Act

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether a federal law prohibits employers from discriminating against gay and transgender workers according to the New York Times The law, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forbids employment discrimination based on sex. The question for the justices is whether that language […]

Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

Transgender candidate for India’s legislature forced to run as a male

The first transgender candidate from India’s westernmost state for the Lok Sabha (the lower house), Jaysawal Naresh Babulal, said that she would contest the election, even though she forced to register as a male. “No political party would accept my candidature, hence I confidently walked to the district collector, the Election Commission’s Returning Officer, to […]