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Trans man who gave birth to a child must be registered as the child’s mother

Related Member(s):
Sarah Hannett
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law, Discrimination and Equality, Human Rights

R (McConnell) v Registrar General [2020] EWCA Civ 559

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Administrative Court’s decision that a trans man who gave birth to a child must be registered as the child’s mother. The Court held that this did not breach the Gender Recognition Act 2004 or Articles 8 or 14 of the ECHR. Sarah Hannett acted for the Registrar General and the Secretaries of State led by Ben Jaffey QC.

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