UK’s highest court rejects trans man’s appeal to be named his child’s father. But the fight is far from over
The UK’s highest court has rejected an appeal from transgender father Freddy McConnell, who was forcibly listed as “mother” on his child’s birth certificate.
Former Guardian journalist McConnell, who documented his experience giving birth as a transgender man in the film Seahorse, has waged a series of legal challenges over his child’s birth certificate.
McConnell, who has a Gender Recognition Certificate and is legally male, would like to be registered as “father” or “parent” on the document but has faced repeated defeats on the issue.
In previous rulings, the High Court and Court of Appeal maintained that because he gave birth, McConnell has to be registered on the birth certificate as their mother, irrespective of his legal gender – even though he would correctly be registered as a father if
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