Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hijras: legal recognition, India and Pakistan

Rather amazing.


India's Election Commission has given eunuchs an independent identity by letting them choose their gender as "other" on ballot forms.

Read more here. (BBC, Nov. 13)

And Pakistan.

Pakistan's Supreme Court says eunuchs must be allowed to identify themselves as a distinct gender in order to ensure their rights.

BBC, Dec. 23. More here.

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