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15 Nov, 2017

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 – reform for transgender rights?

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 – reform for transgender rights?

In July 2017, the Government announced that it was considering a review of UK legislation on changing legal gender in line with plans to promote the equality of LGBT people in the UK. A consultation ran across England and Wales between July and October 2017 and asked participants about their experiences of accessing public services in the UK (including healthcare and education) and any other discrimination they may have faced. The Government is expected to publish the review this autumn. The...

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10 Nov, 2017

How can we protect our rights as a lesbian couple conceiving at home with a known sperm donor?

How can we protect our rights as a lesbian couple conceiving at home with a known sperm donor?

There are various different ways to conceive a family as a lesbian couple, but one which often prompts questions about the law is home insemination with a known sperm donor. We have put this Q&A together to answer some of the most common questions we are asked. “I am the birth mother – what rights will I have if we conceive through artificial insemination at home?” Under UK law, a child’s legal mother is the woman who carries and gives birth – this is the case regardless of how you have ch...

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