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LONDON — A woman in the United Kingdom who identifies as a man has launched a legal challenge against the British government in her quest to be listed on her child’s birth certificate as the infant’s “father” instead of “mother.”
The Registrar General, which records births, deaths and marriages, advised the woman, who is only identified as T.T., that the law requires that she be listed as the mother as she gave birth to the child.
But T.T. and her attorneys assert that the government has engaged in discrimination and that she should be allowed to be recognized as the the father due to mindsets that have “evolved in society.”
They state that requiring her to be listed as the mother violates her rights to privacy and family life, and that it is “illogical” for those who identify as transgender, as well as “insensitive, dehumanizing and stressful.”
“It is an accepted fact that a female who transitions to male may in law maintain the ability to conceive and give birth to a child,” argued Hannah Markham QC, according to The Week.
T.T. had been granted a Gender Recognition Certificate to be legally recognized as a man, and just days afterward, underwent artificial insemination via a sperm donor to conceive a child. However, the British publication The Conservative Woman notes that artificial insemination is only available to women under the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act.
The child doesn’t have a biological father on his or her
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