A British woman who now presents as a man and gave birth wants to be identified as the “father” or “parent” on the child’s birth certificate instead of the “mother.”
The woman, who had her upper body “re-contoured” to be more like a man’s, was granted a gender recognition certificate more than a year ago, before the baby was born. The newly “transgender” single parent believes “he” has been discriminated against by a British law requiring that the person who gives birth must be listed as the mother on the child’s birth certificate.
Now the case is at the High Court in London.
The “transgender man’s” lawyer, Hannah Markham, explained, “[He] seeks a declaration that being forced to register as a mother to his son is contrary to his right to private and family life within Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and that such interference, in the light of the changes which have evolved in society are no longer proportionate.”
If the “transgender man” wins the case, the baby would be the first child without a legal mother in England and Wales. The case will be decided after a hearing in September.
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