One-liner: The Madras High Court has suggested that the Tamil Nadu govt come up with a prospective glossary containing words and expressions to address members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Why the move: The court said any such move will have more force and be easier to implement.
Crux of the matter: The court's suggestion came during a hearing on the welfare of the community members, with the original petition being two women (same-sex partners) seeking protection from their families as opposed to their affair.
Beginning must be made: However, at some stage, there must be a beginning where persons belonging to this community are addressed in a more dignified manner, a judge said during the hearing recently
Bottom line: The court urged the media to take into consideration the words and expressions to be used while addressing persons belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community, saying it will pave the way for their dignified identification.