Happy News for Indian LGBT community : Supreme Court says Gays are not third gender
New Delhi, Jun 30 : The Supreme Court has refused to modify its 2014 orders on transgenders and said that gays, lesbians, and bisexuals will not be considered as third gender, according to media reports.
In 2014, the top court recognised the transgender community as the third gender along with males and females.
SC said eunuchs, apart from the binary gender, be treated as a third gender to safeguard their rights under the Indian Constitution.
The Bench said gender identification is essential. It is only with this recognition that many rights such as the right to vote, own property and marry will be meaningful, according to media reports.