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Transgender dad who gave birth fights for child to become first ever baby born WITHOUT a mother.

The single dad, who gave birth to his child while legally a man, says he should not have to register on the baby’s birth certificate as its mother, reports The Mirror.

The transgender father was born a female and was biologically able to become pregnant.

The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of the child, said he had been discriminated against when he was told by birth registrar officers he had to register as the baby’s mother on its birth certificate, rather than father or parent.

Under law, the person who gives birth to a child must be registered as its mother.

In response, the single-dad has taken legal action.

He says forcing him to register as the child’s mother breaches his human rights.

A judge on Thursday heard preliminary argument from lawyers representing the man and lawyers representing the Registrar General for England and Wales at a High Court hearing in London.

Justice Francis said the issue had never been raised in a court in England or Wales before.

A judge is due to make a decision after a trial in September.

They said if the man wins his fight, the child would be the first person born in England or Wales not to legally have a mother.

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Via The Mirror

  • Put father on the birth certificate, it’s important to him and should be acknowledged.

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  • Who is it really going to impact if he puts father on the birth certificate?? Nobody.

    But the headline is quite misleading. The baby was still created “the old fashioned way” with sperm, egg and uterus.

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  • I see both sides to this and I’ll sit on the fence with this one!

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  • Gosh, what an interesting scenario. Will be interested to see how this plays out.

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  • Although legally now a man, he is, in fact, biologically a woman and hence able to give birth … given only a woman can give birth, he should be listed as the mother … although, he should be able to be called the father should he wish as he is now a man – an interesting dilemma and I am keen to see the outcome!

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  • That is an extraordinary case. Perhaps they should be able to alter the form to suit this unusual situation. Obviously it does matter to him to be father not mother and this should be addressed. Good luck to them.

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  • The transgender father was born a female and was biologically able to become pregnant. To become pregnant you need eggs and semen. He needed the one or the other to add to his own biological make up. So in his case, semen had to be added to his own eggs. I can understand that under law, the person who gives birth to a child must be registered as its mother, but wonder why they can’t add that mother is a transgender man.

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  • He gave birth. Only females can do this. While legally a man, I think the answer is that the birth certificate indicates the gender change and the stage of re-assignment. He took advantage of his biology (the one he wants to erase) to have a child. He cant have his cake and eat it too. He gave birth – he is the child’s mother.

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  • Gosh this is really difficult. Maybe they all should just decide on parent. Will be interesting to hear what happens.

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  • From my understanding of transgender issues, I believe that even though this person wants to now identify as a man, his biological make-up i.e. every cell in his body would still be female with the XX chromozomes instead of the XY chromozomes.

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  • I’m not sure what I think of this situation really.

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  • This is quite an unusual situation. He’s a man now, and I think that should be reflected in his child’s birth certificate!

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  • It will be interesting to see the outcome of the legal case.

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  • This is a bit strange.. it’s only a piece of paper so heck if they only want father written on it then so be it.

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  • How ridiculous! Fact is you can’t make a baby with just a man or just a woman, you need both, and they are the mother and father.

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