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The LGTBQ community needs an anti-discrimination law that empowers them to build productive lives and relationships irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation and place the onus to change on state and society and not the individual. Evaluate.

Topic: Social empowerment,

1. The LGTBQ community needs an anti-discrimination law that empowers them to build productive lives and relationships irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation and place the onus to change on state and society and not the individual. Evaluate. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

Recently, in response to the backsliding of LGBTIQ rights in some EU countries, notably Poland and Hungary, the European Parliament has declared the European Union an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone”. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the needs of an anti-discrimination law for the LGTBQ community that empowers them to build productive lives and relationships irrespective of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Directive:

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

One can start with the recent happenings in the EU zone.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

  • Discuss first the Global Scenario of LGBTIQ Community.
  • Then move onto present the status of LGBT Community in India. Even after section 377 of IPC was removed by the Supreme Court in Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, 2018 case, there is a wide gap in implementing a policy for the LGBTIQ community and making a better environment for them.
  • Discuss in detail the challenges being faced by them.
  • Support your argument with related legal developments.
  • Suggest solutions.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.

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