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15 Oct, 2019

Transgender parent case – UK High Court rules that man who gives birth cannot be registered as his child’s ‘father’.

Transgender parent case – UK High Court rules that man who gives birth cannot be registered as his child’s ‘father’.

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane (the most senior first-instance family court judge in England and Wales) has ruled in the case of Re TT on the rights of transgender parents and their children under UK law. The case involved an application by a trans man, Fred McConnell, whose anonymity was unusually lifted by the court because he made a documentary for the BBC about his story (‘Seahorse: the father who gave birth’). Mr McConnell conceived his son through fertilit...

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6 Oct, 2019

Our views on the Law Commission surrogacy reform proposals

Our views on the Law Commission surrogacy reform proposals

The Law Commission’s surrogacy reform consultation is a once-in-a-generation chance to get surrogacy law right.  We have spent the last few months carefully considering our response, drawing on our legal and practical experience of over 1,000 surrogacy cases, as well as our involvement in changing law and policy over the last 15 years. Our whole team has discussed the proposals and we have gathered feedback from parents and surrogates via focus group meetings and personal discussions to formulat...

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