Man who used to be a woman denied recognition as father



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Published — Monday 5 November 2012

Last update 4 November 2012 10:23 pm

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TOKYO: A person who had a sex-change to become a man has complained of discrimination after a Japanese court refused to register him as the father of his wife’s child, according to reports Saturday. The 30-year-old, who was born female, had sought to be registered as the father after his wife delivered a boy in 2009 by way of artificial insemination using donated sperm.
But the Tokyo Family Court ruled the child must be registered as if he was born out of wedlock as the man is physically not capable of reproduction — despite the fact sterile men are routinely recognized as the fathers of babies born using artificial insemination. The couple married in 2008, after the husband officially changed his gender, and were recognized as husband and wife under a new law that came into effect in 2004.“Under the law, Japan decided to treat me as a man.
I would like to receive the same treatment as a father too,” the man, whose name was not reported, told local journalists Friday, according to the Mainichi Shimbun. “I feel I am being discriminated against. I will continue to fight so that I can live as a husband and a father,” he said, according to national broadcaster NHK.

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