Transgender citizens get a strong boost due to a new Canadian law

On 16th June 2017, the Canadian Senate created a landmark law which is bound to change the perception regarding the rights of the transgender community all over the world. The Canadian Senate passed the Bill C-16 which stated that any discrimination on the grounds of gender identity or expression of gender is now illegal. The bill added these statements to Canada’s human rights act. This ensures that the transgender community would be now able to get equal opportunities in Canada. It also ensures that the uplifting of this community would now be possible. The bill was introduced in May of this year after a debate of almost 7 months. The debate was over the language and the exact provisions in the bill. The Prime Minister of Canada also treated in support of the bill and stated that it was a happy moment in the Canadian history. The human rights organizations in Canada also hailed the bill as a landmark judgment. The human rights organizations have been fighting a battle all along in order to uphold the rights of women as well as LGBT community. This law would not only help women and LGBT community but also the transgender community which is socially oppressed as well. This year at the start of June,  UN Special Rapporteur called on the government in order to take certain steps in order to reduce the violence against women and as well as the LGBT community. In May this year, the human rights watch group highlighted the violence in Chechnya against gay and bisexual men. In the Month of March, UNICEF highlighted that much more...

Trump administration in legal trouble with 11 states

Ever since the Trump administration came to power, it has been involved in a lot of legal tussle with the states as well as other stakeholders. In a new development, the state attorneys of 11 different states sued the Trump administration for the delay in finalizing the energy efficiency standards for gadgets like portable air conditioner, freezers and other such products. At the center of the lawsuits are the 5 goals which the Obama administration had drafted just before the end of his presidency. The new standards which are to be set would save consumers a lot of money as well as reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In addition to that, there would be a significant saving of energy. The standards which were finalized were subject to a 45 day review time period. This was done to ensure that there are no typing errors as well as other inconsistencies within the standards. The problem arose when the US Department of Energy was not able to publish the standards within this particular time period. Due to this very reason, the new standards of energy efficiency were not legalized. The other stakeholders like Natural Resources defense Council and Earth Justice have initiated a separate lawsuit in order to force the Department of Energy to publish those guidelines so that they can be legally binding. The Trump administration believes that the standard guidelines which are drafted just before the end of the presidency of Mr. Obama would result in a lot of job losses due to the lesser demand of the products as well as the lesser energy consumption in nature....