Supreme Court seeks Centre's response on plea against exclusion of transwomen from surrogacy law

The exclusion of queer and transgender persons from availing surrogacy amounts to discrimination on the ground of gender identity and sexual orientation, a transwoman and activist has argued before the top court.
Transgender persons and Supreme Court
Transgender persons and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Central government on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition challenging the exclusion of single unmarried women and transgender persons from the application of Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021 [Dr Aqsa Shaikh v. Union of India and Others].

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