Use dignified language to address queers: HC to TN govt

Use dignified language to address queers: HC to TN govt
Source: Inhouse illustration

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.

  • The counsel for the petitioner has submitted the relevant words and expressions were illustrative and not exhaustive, to address the LGBTQIA+ community, the court said 

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. 

Source: PTI

Related Stories

No stories found.
FICL
www.ficl.org.in