Rajya Sabha on 24 April 2015 passed the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 by voice vote.
The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a private member’s Bill which aims at protecting and providing rights for transgenders.
The bill was moved by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Tiruchi Shiva to protect the rights of transgender persons.
It is the first private members bill to be passed in Rajya Sabha in 46 years. In the past, 14 Private Members’ Bills have been passed. Last time, a private member bill was passed in 1970.