Rajya Sabha yesterday discussed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 which bill defines a trans-gender person as one whose gender does not match the gender assigned at birth.

It provides every trans-gender person will have a right to reside and be included in his household. The bill prohibits the discrimination against a transgender person, including denial of service or unfair treatment in relation to education, employment, health care, enjoyment of goods, facilities, opportunities available to the public, right to movement and right to reside.  

As per the legislation, no government or private entity can discriminate against a transgender person in employment matters, including recruitment, and promotion.

Participating in the debate, Ms Vandana Chavan of NCP said, the definition of transgender is not inclusive. She also demanded welfare board for the transgender.

Mr P Wilson of DMK and CPI leader Binoy Viswam demanded to send the bill to Select Committee. The discussion remained inconclusive.

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