Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mother is no longer gender-specific term, British government lawyers say

Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.

A barrister representing the Department of Health made the remarks at a High Court hearing over whether a transgender man can be recognised as a “father” on his child’s birth certificate.

The man, who was born a woman and is identifiable only as TT for legal reasons, became pregnant after undergoing successful fertility treatment despite already being legally recognised as a man.

He has taken the General Registar and the Government to court after he was told he had to be cited as the child's mother, not father, on the birth certificate.



Anonymous said...

Political Correctness carried to the extreme !

ScienceABC123 said...

If the Department of Health can't tell the difference between a human male and a human female then we are well and truly lost.