World of Politics

France: Conservatives Mobilize After French Gov’t Proposes State-Funded IVF for Same-Sex Couples

A proposal to provide state-funded in-vitro fertilization treatment for lesbian couples and single mothers is being welcomed by LGBT groups, but conservatives are vowing to take to the streets in opposition.

India: Transgender citizens “integral part of India” that may have been shortchanged by its parliament

All of this seems to suggest that the push for transgender rights by the government was never about empowering the 440,000 transgender Indians, but a publicity stunt to showcase inclusive nationalism to the world at large.

France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

 Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor’s help under a proposed law that would give them access to medically assisted reproduction at home for the first time.