Panel Soon For Sexual Minorities

Published: 13th September 2015 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th September 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: State Health Minister U T Khader on Saturday said the Department has pitched an idea for the setting up of a separate commission for transgenders and other sexual minorities.

Khader said the bill pertaining to the constitution of a State Commission for Transgenders and Sexual Minorities has been passed in Rajya Sabha and has been presented before the Lok Sabha. “The State government has taken such a decision even before the Union Government could constitute a commission,” Khader said.  The welfare commission will also look into jobs and reservation for the sexual minorities, he said.

A national-level conference will be held either in November of the first week of December to discuss issues of transgenders and sexual minorities.

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