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The Empire of DisgustPrejudice, Discrimination, and Policy in India and the US$
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Zoya Hasan, Aziz Z. Huq, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Vidhu Verma

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199487837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199487837.001.0001

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Combatting Exclusions through Law

Combatting Exclusions through Law

Rights of Transgender People in India

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(p.220) 11 Combatting Exclusions through Law
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The Empire of Disgust
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H.R. Vasujith Ram

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199487837.003.0011

This chapter traces attempts to remedy the centuries of stigma faced by transgender people through law and legal action. Beginning with the judgment of the Indian Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority v. Union of India, this chapter surveys major legal developments including the multiple Bills under considerations. I find evidence only of mixed progress, typified by patterns of misunderstandings and vacillation.

Keywords:   transgender, India, stigma, law, disgust, prejudice, discrimination, NALSA, hijra, third gender, identity

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