High Court refuses bid for gender-neutral passports

Jun 22, 2018 by

from BBC News:

A campaigner has lost a High Court challenge calling on the government to provide gender-neutral passports.

Christie Elan-Cane wants passports to have an “X” category, which could be used by those who consider themselves neither fully male nor female.

The campaigner claimed the UK’s passport process was “inherently discriminatory”.

High Court judge Mr Justice Jeremy Baker refused to rule the government policy as unlawful.

Currently, all UK passport holders have to specify whether they are male or female.

Speaking after the ruling, Christie Elan-Cane, who has fought on the issue since 1995, said they were “bitterly disappointed” and that non-gendered people are “socially invisible” and being “denied civil rights”.

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