Parliament Passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 November 2019, 05:24 PM
Parliament passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019
Parliament passes Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 (Photo Credit : Representative image )

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a Bill on protection of rights of transgenders after a motion to refer it to a Select Committee of the Upper House was defeated. The Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on August 5 this year.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders and was moved for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on November 20.

First Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 04:58 PM
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