British woman wants gender neutral passports, as judges of Court of Appeal sit to hear court case

Leading British judges of the Court of Appeal are set to hear a court case filed by woman who identifies as non-gendered over gender-neutral passports issued by Britain.

Campaigner Christie Elan-Cane is challenging the Government in over the UK’s “inherently discriminatory” passport application process, which requires individuals to indicate whether they are male or female.

It would be recalled that the High Court dismissed a judicial review action last year, however the Court of Appeal will be sitting in action to hear the case today.

Elan-Cane, who identifies as non-gendered, has fought for more than 25 years to achieve legal and social recognition for non-gendered identity.

Speaking ahead of the latest round of the litigation, Elan-Cane said in a statement: “Legitimate identity is a fundamental human right but non-gendered people are treated as though we have no rights.

“It is unacceptable that someone who defines as neither male nor female is forced to declare an inappropriate gender in order to obtain a passport.

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