Pakistan: Transgender activists will appeal Shariah court ruling against law aimed at protecting them

Source: CBS News

“Transgender activists in Pakistan said they plan to appeal to the highest court in the land an Islamic court’s ruling that guts a law aimed at protecting their rights. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act was passed by Parliament in 2018 to secure the fundamental rights of transgender Pakistanis. It ensures their access to legal gender recognition, among other rights. … The Federal Shariat Court on Friday struck down several provisions of the landmark law, terming them ‘un-Islamic.'” (05/20/23)