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From: Rick Van Dusen <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Replacement birth certificate was RE: [Bulk] Re: Same-sexcouple with child
Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 12:41:23 -0800
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According to the source below, UK law allows a person who has a sex
change to apply for and receive a new birth certificate showing the new
sex. The original is legally suppressed (or destroyed?) and reference to
prior gender is illegal.
"The Gender Recognition Act...laid down that a transsexual had the right
to claim that his or her gender at birth was whatever he or she now
deemed it to be....
"It means that someone who was born as a man, married as a man and
fathered children as a man will have a birth certificate, if he so
chooses, that says he was born a female.
"Worse still, a wide variety of people will be prosecuted if they make
known the truth. Suppose a fitness club advertises for a personal
trainer and takes up a reference at another gym for an applicant named
Barbara. If that gym's owner employed this person as Barry, it will be a
criminal offense for him to say so....If a woman becomes a man, 'he'
nevertheless remains the mother of his (her?) children."
The author goes on to editorialize about the insanity of making a lie
the truth, as it were. So if this confuses you, you're probably still
sane (my editorial comment).
Phillips, Melanie. _Londonistan_. London: Encounter Books, 2006. pp.31,32
Teresa Elliott wrote:
> Confused about your statement " And what if the law
> forbids anyone to state the truth concerning the individual's life history?"
> The law is now going to require us to A) lie about the facts of everyone's
> life or B) just this one specific person's? Because I can't imagine a law
> that would require us to not tell the truth all the time. So how do we know
> when our lies become double negatives, and as such become truths again?
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