A court of appeal in the southern French city of Toulouse has just ruled that a woman who was born male should be considered the mother of the child she conceived with her partner before her sex change.I don't know why this is news. I happen to know a California man who is listed on the birth certificate as the mother of his 8-year-old child. No other parent is listed.
In what is a first for France's judiciary, a court of appeal recognised the right of a male-to-female transgender person - who conceived a child with her male reproductive system - to be named as the mother on the child's birth certificate.
It is the logical consequence of anti-discrimination policies. California considers it discriminatory to say a child has two parents, or that one must be a man and one a woman, or that the mother has to be a woman.
California does insist that each child has at least one human parent.
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