UK Court of Appeal quashes order denying parental rights to transwoman

The Court of Appeal reversed a High Court judgement which prevented a transgender father, belonging to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, from having direct contact with her five children. The tight-knit Haredi community in Manchester had threatened to ostracise her family if they had any contact with her once it was found she was living as a woman. The judges of the Court of Appeal overturned the “stark, deeply saddening and extremely disturbing” judgement of the High Court and ordered the issues to be reconsidered by another High Court judge.

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