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India Supreme Court Recognizes Transgenders as Third Party

India's Supreme Court has granted legal recognition to transgender people, recognizing them as a third gender deserving of equal rights. The landmark ruling Tuesday directs federal and state governments to include qualifying transgender people in welfare programs for the poor. All official documents will now be required to have a category marked transgender, in addition to male and female. Activists praised the ruling, saying it will help grant equal rights to a group...

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