The proposed legislation (Surrogacy Bill) uses the word ‘women’ throughout whereas access to safe abortions is critical for transgender – a Bill that the Government has just passed giving them rights as individuals – inter-sex and gender diverse persons. Therefore, I suggest that the word ‘women’ should be replaced by ‘persons’.
Bahujan Samaj Party
Spoke up on Trans Rights
Spoke up on LGBTQIA+ Rights
Opposed Section 377
Supported Section 377
Pushed to Amend Trans Act
Supported Regressive Trans Act
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