Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 128 (Apr)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 990 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Birmingham)

Mr Justice Hickinbottom

Representation Dan Squires (instructed by Public Law Solicitors) for the claimant.
  Ben Jaffey (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the defendant and the Secretary of State as first interested party.
  The second interested party did not appear and was not represented.
  David Wolfe QC (instructed by Maxwell Gillott, Leeds) for the children.
Judgment Dates: 20 April 2015


Gender - Gender recognition - Human rights - Claimant male-to-female transsexual seeking judicial review of defendant Registrar General's requirement she be recorded on children's birth certificates as 'father' - Whether requirement breaching claimant's human rights - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 8, 14.

The Case

Gender Gender recognition. The claimant male-to-female transsexual sought judicial review of the defendant Registrar General's requirement that she be recorded as 'father' in her children's birth certificates. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the birth registration scheme was not in breach of arts 8 or 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights in requiring a man who changed gender to female to be listed as 'father' on the full birth certificate of a child in respect of whom they were the biological father.

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