Roscoe Pound’s Theory of Social Engineering with special emphasis on the Rights of LGBTQIA+ Community

  • Teesha Shrivastava
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  • Teesha Shrivastava

    Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur, India

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This comprehensive study delves into Roscoe Pound's theory of social engineering within the context of LGBTQIA+ rights, focusing on India and comparing it with the United States. Pound's theory underscores the dynamic role of law in harmonizing individual and societal interests, challenging traditional legal paradigms. The research analyses the legal landscape for LGBTQIA+ individuals in India post-Section 377 decriminalization, highlighting persisting challenges such as marginalization, harassment, and limited legal recognition. A comparative examination with the United States reveals substantial advancements in LGBTQIA+ rights, demonstrating the need for legal reform in India. Drawing on Pound's theory, the study advocates for a multifaceted approach integrating policy changes, anti-discrimination laws, inclusive education, accessible healthcare, family support, and positive media portrayals to foster societal acceptance and recognition of LGBTQIA+ rights. The findings underscore the relevance of social engineering principles in addressing societal disparities and advocating for legal reforms to promote a more equitable and inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals in India. This study emphasizes the imperative of adapting legal frameworks to reflect evolving societal needs and ensuring justice, dignity, and equality for all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 426 - 439


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