What is a“Mother”, in law? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A person who undergoes the physical and biological process of carrying a pregnancy and giving birth, irrespective of gender? This was the ruling of the Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane P, President of the Family Division, on 25th September in TT, R(on the application of) v The Registrar General for England and Wales [2019] EWHC 2384 (Fam) . He decided that the Claimant, (known as “TT”), who was legally recognised as male at the time of giving birth to his child, (“YY”), is correctly registered as “mother” on YY’s birth certificate.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th September 2019

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Widow’s fight to get partner’s name on birth certificate- BBC News

Posted September 27th, 2019 in bereavement, birth certificates, children, cohabitation, equality, families, news, paternity, widows by tracey

‘A woman whose partner died while she was pregnant has said she suffered “emotional trauma” fighting through the courts to put his name on their child’s birth certificate.’

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BBC News, 27th September 2019

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Trans man loses landmark court fight to be called father instead of mother on baby’s birth certificate – The Independent

‘The first transgender man to give birth has lost a landmark court battle that would have seen him become the first person in Britain to be listed as the child’s father instead of its mother after having a child.’

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The Independent, 25th September 2019

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Man who refused to register son’s birth loses high court case – The Guardian

‘A man who refused to register his son’s birth because he says he does not want him to be controlled by the state has lost a high court case.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2019

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Gender Recognition Act: ‘Why we want identity rules changed’ – BBC News

‘If you want to legally change your gender in the UK, first a doctor has to diagnose you with a medical condition.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2018

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Transgender parents, registration of children on birth and human rights – Family Law

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in birth certificates, children, news, transgender persons by sally

‘The registration of children after birth is an important and significant moment for parents. On first blush there is no obvious link between registration of a child’s birth and the gender of the child’s parents. However, this can be a particularly challenging moment for transgender parents.’

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Family Law, 28th June 2018

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Surrogacy Law Update (January 2016) –

Posted January 18th, 2016 in birth certificates, children, families, family courts, news, surrogacy, time limits by tracey

‘Andrew Powell, barrister, of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent developments in surrogacy law.’

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Family Law Week, 13th January 2016

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Birth certificate cannot be retrospectively changed to reflect father’s gender reassignment – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 24th, 2015 in birth certificates, human rights, news, privacy by sally

‘This case concerned the rights of transgender women, and their families, in particular the right to keep private the fact that they are transgender.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd April 2015

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Transgender father loses court battle over children’s birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2015 in birth certificates, children, documents, human rights, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘She claimed it was discrimination and a breach of her human right to respect for her private and family life not to take the description ‘father’ off the children’s birth certificates.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st April 2015

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Landlords shunning foreigners because of their accents, after new rules preventing illegal migrants from renting – The Independent

‘Landlords are preparing to turn away tenants just because they have a foreign accent, as a consequence of new rules making it an offence to let rooms to illegal migrants.’

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The Independent, 15th February 2015

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Advertising watchdog bans three ‘copycats’ of government websites – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2014 in advertising, birth certificates, documents, internet, news, passports, visas by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has banned three “copycat” websites masquerading as government channels for health insurance cards, passports and birth certificates, leaving consumers thousands of pounds out of pocket.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2014

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In re X (Adopted Child: Access to Court File) – WLR Daily

Posted September 15th, 2014 in adoption, birth certificates, disclosure, family courts, grandparents, law reports by tracey

In re X (Adopted Child: Access to Court File)[2014] EWFC 33; [2014] WLR (D) 390

‘Since FPR 2010 r 14.24 was not subject to the qualification that it applied only “in exceptional circumstances” there was nothing which required the same approach to apply in the case of an application under rule 14.24 (or its predecessors) as applied in the case of an application under section 79(4) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 although, given the context, an application under rule 14.24 should always be approached with an appropriate degree of caution.’

WLR Daily, 9th September 2014

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Woman wins permission to look at late father’s adoption files – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2014 in adoption, birth certificates, disclosure, documents, family courts, grandparents, news by sally

‘A woman has been granted permission to look at court files relating to her father’s adoption to discover the identity of her grandmother, in a ground-breaking judgment that sets a precedent for revealing secret family histories.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2014

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Fathers could be forced to be named on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2012 in birth certificates, domestic violence, news, paternity by sally

“Fathers could be forced by law to be named on their baby’s birth certificate under plans being drawn up by ministers to boost their role in family life.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th June 2012

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Girls’ secret father wins right to be on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2011 in birth certificates, news, parental rights, paternity by tracey

“A father of twin girls must be identified on their birth certificates even though his children do not know he is their father, judges have ruled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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New surrogacy law eases the way for gay men to become legal parents – The Guardian

“Gay male couples will be able to use a fast-track route to become the legal parents of surrogate children from next week. On 6 April, changes to the law will permit two men to be named as parents on a child’s birth certificate for the first time in British history.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2010

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Equal birth registration rights for female couples – Home Office

Posted September 2nd, 2009 in assisted reproduction, birth certificates, homosexuality, news by sally

“Female couples now have the same rights as heterosexual couples when registering the birth of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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Home Office, 1st September 2009

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Lesbians given equal birth rights – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2009 in assisted reproduction, birth certificates, homosexuality, news by sally

“Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility treatment.”

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BBC News, 31st August 2009

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Same sex couples names to appear on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2009 in birth certificates, civil partnerships, news by sally

“New rules allowing same-sex couples undergoing fertility treatment to name both partners on the child’s birth certificate came into force on Monday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2009

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Single mothers to be forced to name fathers on birth certificates – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2009 in birth certificates, news, paternity by sally

“Single mothers will be forced to give the name of the child’s father on birth certificates to encourage men to take responsibility for their children, under plans to be approved by Parliament.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th March 2009

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