Monday, February 5, 2007

Light unto nations

Who's more progressive than the US this week? Nepal!
Nepal has granted a person citizenship as both a man and a woman, a gay rights group said.

Chanda Rani, 40, received a notice of citizenship a week ago not as man or woman but as "both," Sunil Panta, president of Blue Diamond Society, Nepal's only gay rights group, told AFP Sunday.

"This is a landmark victory in our struggle," said Panta. "There are nearly 10,000 trans-genders, gays, lesbians and bisexual people across the country who have been struggling to acquire citizenship on the basis of their true gender identities."

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