Bombay High Court directs educational institutions to permit changes to name, gender in certificates of transgender persons

"An institute cannot be permitted to force upon the petitioner a name, identity or a gender that they have chosen to reject in preference to some other," the High Court held.
Bombay High Court and Transgender persons
Bombay High Court and Transgender persons

Transgender persons in Maharashtra would no longer have to litigate for changing their names and identity on their documents as the Bombay High Court Tuesday ordered all educational institutions in the State to facilitate transgender persons to change their names and identities in official documents with retrospective effect [X vs The Dean].

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