Transgender activist to appeal X passport ruling

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Lawyers for Christie Elan-Cane say the passports are a “crucial step in the protection of the human rights” Lawyers for Christie Elan-Cane say the passports are a “crucial step in the protection of the human rights”DOMINIC LIPINSKI/PA

A transgender activist is to appeal a High Court ruling that the government acted within the law by denying her a gender-neutral passport.

Lawyers for Christie Elan-Cane have said that she had been granted permission to appeal a High Court ruling that was handed down in June.

The claimant argues that the government’s policy of refusing to issue so-called X passports is unlawful. However, the High Court backed ministers in the summer and leave to appeal was granted on the basis of the general importance of the issues raised in the case to the public interest.

Lawyers for the claimant said that while in the original judgment, the High Court found for the first time that non-gendered identity was entitled to recognition and protection under…

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