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Transgenders celebrate with a cake after the Supreme Court'­s verdict recognizing third gender category, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2014.

India's Supreme Court recognizes transgender as third gender

04/15/14 09:40PM

Transgender people in India no longer have to categorize themselves as "male" or "female" in official documents.On Tuesday, India's Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling which human rights groups are lauding as historic and groundbreaking that allows hundreds of thousands of transgenders to identify themselves as a third gender. read more

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