How many transgender inmates are there? – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2018 in consultations, gender, news, prisons, reports, transsexuals by sally

‘The campaign group Fair Play for Women claimed 41% of transgender women in prison are convicted sex offenders.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2018

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Gender recognition and trans equality – Counsel

Posted August 7th, 2018 in equality, gender, news, transsexuals by sally

‘With trans headlines constantly in the news, Claire McCann examines the law on trans rights and the dangers of misinformed debate.’

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Counsel, August 2018

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NHS Could be Taken to Court for Denying Transgender Patients Equal Fertility Rights – Rights Info

Posted August 7th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, news, transsexuals by sally

‘NHS England is being threatened with legal action if it does not start offering fertility treatments to transgender patients.’

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Rights Info, 6th August 2018

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NHS told ‘offer transgender fertility treatment’ or face legal action – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2018 in assisted reproduction, health, news, transsexuals by sally

A watchdog is threatening NHS England with legal action if it does not begin offering fertility treatments to transgender patients as standard.

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BBC News, 5th August 2018

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Transgender van driver sues for gig economy discrimination – BBC News

Posted July 17th, 2018 in bullying, employment, harassment, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘A transgender woman who worked as a van driver in the gig economy is bringing a discrimination claim against courier company Gnewt Cargo.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2018

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Court of Justice finds UK transgender state pension law discriminatory – Family Law

Posted July 10th, 2018 in EC law, marriage, news, pensions, transsexuals by sally

‘Pensions analysis: A ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Case C-451/16 [2018] All ER (D) 135 (Jun) that EU law precludes UK legislation which requires a woman who had previously been a married man to be no longer married to a woman in order to be able to claim a state retirement pension as from the statutory pensionable age applicable to women is examined by Dr Christopher Stothers, a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. This case has significant implications on how countries recognise changes to gender.’

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Family Law, 10th July 2018

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How much of a groundbreaking decision is the CJEU’s judgment for transgender rights? – Thibault Lechevallier – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Weeks after ruling against certain sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers and finding that EU Member States must recognise the free movement rights of gay spouses, regardless of whether same-sex marriages are solemnised therein, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the UK requirement for transgendered persons to be unmarried in order to qualify for a State pension at the retirement age of their current gender violated EU law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd July 2018

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UK to ban discredited ‘gay cure’ therapies under LGBT action plan – The Guardian

Posted July 3rd, 2018 in health, homosexuality, mental health, news, transsexuals by sally

‘The government will appoint a national LGBT health adviser and take measures to end so-called conversion therapy as part of a plan to deliver what Theresa May has promised will be “real and lasting change”.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 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, transsexuals 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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Transgender woman wins pension court battle – BBC News

Posted June 26th, 2018 in EC law, marriage, news, pensions, transsexuals by sally

‘A transgender woman who was unable to access her pension, was discriminated against by UK law, the European Court of Justice has found.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2018

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Baby born to transgender man could become first person without a legal mother – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 8th, 2018 in children, news, registrars, transsexuals by sally

‘A baby could become the first person without a legal mother if a transgender man wins a historic court battle.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2018

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The legal process for gender recognition – Family Law

Posted May 30th, 2018 in evidence, gender, news, transsexuals by sally

‘We have a legal system in the UK that recognises every individual as either a man or a woman and this is usually determined by what it says on your birth certificate. It is increasingly recognised and accepted however that gender identity (that is to say the gender we most identify with) is not always the same as the gender we are born into.’

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Family Law, 29th May 2018

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The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found? – The Guardian

Posted May 11th, 2018 in gender, news, transsexuals by sally

‘The Gender Recognition Act is controversial – can a path to common ground be found?
In early 2016, the government proposed changes to the law regarding self-identification – there has been furious debate ever since. But could a more nuanced conversation between gender-critical feminists and trans activists now be starting?’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2018

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Children: Private Law Update (Spring 2018) – Family Law Week

Posted April 30th, 2018 in costs, drug abuse, family courts, forensic science, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.’

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Family Law Week, 27th April 2018

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Five “Highly Pertinent” Questions: Discrimination, Contact and the Family Court following Re M (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 2164 – Family Law Week

Posted February 7th, 2018 in contact orders, equality, human rights, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Hassan Khan and Charlotte Baker, barristers at 4 Paper Buildings, present a framework for approaching cases where issues of human rights and discrimination arise in contact cases.’

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Family Law Week, 6th February 2018

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Pragmatism versus Principle – Transparency Project

Posted January 31st, 2018 in contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by sally

‘We wrote back in January last year about a case where Mr Justice Peter Jackson (now in the Court of Appeal) had ruled against direct contact between children raised in an ultra-orthodox (Charedi) Jewish community and their transgender father, in essence because in light of the likely community ramifications it would not be in their best interests. You can read our original post here : Transgender v ultra-Orthodox Jewish community?’

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Transparency Project, 30th January 2018

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Hate crime linked to schools in England and Wales soars – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2018 in education, hate crime, news, race discrimination, racism, statistics, transsexuals by sally

‘Hundreds of hate crimes have been committed at or near schools and colleges in the last two years, most rooted in race and ethnicity, figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

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The EU gave LGBT people protection. Without it, we face persecution again – The Guardian

‘The EU withdrawal bill undermines the rights of all UK citizens – but it is especially disastrous for the LGBT community.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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Exploring options over contact applications from transgender parents (Re M (Children) – Family Law

Posted January 15th, 2018 in appeals, contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, transsexuals by tracey

‘Family analysis: How should the court manage the impact of discriminatory behaviour on a child when evaluating welfare? Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, a barrister at 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re M (Children).’

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Family Law, 12th January 2018

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Court of Appeal Overturns Decision Denying Trans Parent Contact With Children – Rights Info

Posted January 4th, 2018 in appeals, contact orders, human rights, Judaism, news, parental rights, transsexuals by sally

‘An ultra-Orthodox Jew who left her community to start a new life as a woman has been allowed an appeal by The Court of Appeal. This overturned an earlier ruling that she should have no direct contact with her five children.’

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Rights Info, 2nd January 2018

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