Even though it has been a year since the section 377 of Indian Penal Code has been read down, the legal battle for the civil right of the LGBT community has just begun.
Section 377 is a British era law that criminalizes condensed, adult, same-sex relationships. Though this has been read down other demands are:
The process that is taking place in direction of civil rights of the LGBT Community.
- Human Rights law Network asking the state to take steps in setting up transgender Welfare Boards, providing identity cards, toilets, free medical care.
- PIL by Trans activist Gau Banu for reservation for Trans persons in education or public employment.
- Karnataka high courts direction to the state education department to ensure that Trans persons are able to change his/her name of gender on his/her school or college certificate.
- Madras high court upholding the marriage between a man of trans women who was denied to be recognized by their Union by registration authorities stating that trans women couldn’t be considered as a bride under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
Other petitions related to conservations for Trans persons in government jobs or educational institutions etc. are also in the works.
Young people are already approaching district or high court, police stations or registers or demanding their dream of equality can be achieved in the long run.