A gay couple from Kerala have filed a writ petition in the High Court for recognition of same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act 1954, and has also stated that the Act is discriminatory towards homosexuals and violates provisions of the Constitution of India.
Santa Khurai, a well know transgender activist from Manipur, was forced by the police to delete a Facebook post that criticised the Chief Minister of Manipur for having recommended extension of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for six months
The two-day celebration, that sat at the intersection of the alternative and mainstream, witnessed the amalgamation of different forms of expression where over 70 exponents of prose, poetry, art, music, dance and cinema came together on the same platform.
Under the new policy, upto 50% of the cost of Sex/Gender Reassignment Surgery (upto a maximum of INR 2 Lakh) will be covered by the insurance. Furthermore, the definition of spouse will now include same-sex partners irrespective of their marital status.