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Health care providers and LGBTQ advocacy organizations sue Trump administration
Several health care providers and LGBTQ advocacy organizations have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), challenging the new HHS rule eliminating protections for the LGBTQ community in health care. The suit wa (More)
Criminalization and COVID-19: Acute Social Insecurity and the Critical Condition of Sex Workers in India
"Are we not human that we have been left to die like this?" This was implored by one of the estimated 3 million sex workers in India whose existence is consistently disdained by the government. Historically, social inequality has been an indisputabl (More)
Police Brutality in India: George Floyd and Faizan
“I can’t breathe”, “please, please, please”. These words are still fresh in the mind of netizens all around the world and will continue to ring shock and anger in their hearts for a long time to come. These were the last words of African-American Geo (More)
Bostock is a Textualist Triumph
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the 6-3 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT persons from sex discrimina (More)
"Surprising" Supreme Court Win for Gay and Transgender Employees Isn't Ultimately Surprising- And That's the Point
The Supreme Court created quite a stir recently when it held in Bostock v. Clayton Country, Georgia that Title VII, the major federal anti-employment-discrimination law, protected gay and transgender employees on the same basis as heterosexual employ (More)
The Lack of LGBTQ+ Employment Protections in India
The recent judgment of the United States discussed the point of non-removal of employees merely on the ground of their transgender and homosexual identity. The courts dynamically increased the parameters of words “discrimination on the basis of sex” (More)
Bostock: A Blanket that Cannot be Stretched Far Enough
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia is, in no doubt, a landmark judgment and a much-appreciated ruling by the United States Supreme Court. The court held that discrimination, as used in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, on the basis of sex is inclusi (More)
Landmark Supreme Court decision finds LGBTQ employees protected under Title VII
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday that Title VII's prohibition on sex-based employment discrimination extends to sexual orientation and gender identity.In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the court was asked to decide whether Title VII of (More)
The Orwellian Fiasco of Hungary's Reversal of Recognition for Transgender People
In a dark demonstration of Orwellian precepts, Hungary’s Parliament has passed a bill to end legal recognition for transgender citizens. The Bill received the legislative acquiescence on 19th May 2020. The legislature has cogently replaced the Hungar (More)
COVID-19 and the Transgender Community in India
The coronavirus pandemic has affected a lot of citizens: migrant workers, laborers, corporate job-holders and many more. However, what does it entail for the transgender community? There is a heightened responsibility on the government to grapple thi (More)
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