Christie Elan-Cane (UK)

Christie Elan-Cane, a woman who “completed a physical transition in 1990” and identifies as “neither male nor female,” campaigned in front of the London’s High Court on October 11, challenging the UK’s passport application process.  “Under the UK’s current process, applicants must state whether they are male or female.”  According to Elan-Cane, “It is wrong that someone who defines as neither should be forced to make that declaration.”

Justice Gilbart granted Elan-Cane the opportunity to bring a full judicial review of the policy, stating, “I am satisfied this case passes the test for the grant of permission, and is arguable.”  The hearing has not yet been scheduled. Under Elan-Cane’s proposal, the policy would be amended to enable the government to issue “gender-neutral, or X passports.”

Ministers to face court challenge over gender-neutral passports — The Guardian

Campaigner takes gender-neutral passport case to High Court — evening standard

Campaigner for gender-neutral passports wins court challenge — BBC

Campaigner wins right to take on Government over gender-neutral passports — metro