‘A transgender man who has given birth but does not want to be described as ‘mother’ on a birth certificate today began the second stage of a legal battle and says he should have won first time around.
Freddy McConnell, a multimedia journalist who works for The Guardian, wants to be registered as father or parent because being referred to as a mother was psychologically scarring.
A judge ruled against him, after a High Court trial in London, but he has launched an appeal. Three appeal judges are now considering the case.
Sir Andrew McFarlane, the president of the Family Division of the High Court and most senior family court judge in England and Wales, ruled against Mr McConnell in September.’
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