Thursday, 21 January 2021

Tag Archives: transgender

India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

NEW DELHI: In a historic verdict, India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence in the country. The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”. It is one ...

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Transgender referee takes charge in England

MANCHESTER: A transgender referee was to set to take charge of a football match in England on Sunday in what was hailed by the British press as a first. “People will be a bit shocked when I run on to the pitch,” Lucy Clark, 46, formerly known as Nick, told ...

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Rub & Tug: Scarlett no longer playing transgender role

HOLLYWOOD: Scarlett Johansson  withdrew from the film Rub & Tug after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. In a statement to OUT, Johansson said she’s pulling out from the project “in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting.” Last week, Johansson said she would ...

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Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

WASHINGTON: Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump’s demand earlier this year to ...

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Trump bars transgender people from military service

WASHINGTON: President Trump abruptly announced a ban on transgender people serving in the military on Wednesday, blindsiding his defense secretary and Republican congressional leaders with a snap decision that reversed a year-old policy reviled by social conservatives. Mr. Trump made the declaration on Twitter, saying that American forces could not ...

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