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NUS Trans Officer and NUS Women's Officer on the Freddy McConnell court case

Thursday 26 September 2019 NUS News

NUS Trans Officer, Eden Ladley, and NUS Women's Officer, Rachel Watters, respond to the Freddy McConnell court case

"The decision not to recognise Freddy McConnell as a father on his child’s birth certificate reveals the current failings of legal gender recognition and should be a matter of grave concern to anyone committed to the fight for reproductive justice.

The court's decision flies in the face of the spirit of the Gender Recognition Act, and sends a message to trans parents that their right to privacy and a family life will not be respected. We hope that a future potential appeal or Act of Parliament rectifies this sad state of affairs for transgender parents."

 

Photo Credit: Manuel Vazquez