The High Court has ruled that the State is in breach of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
He said those who suffer from gender identity disorder suffer from an incurable condition. He said Lydia Foy’s former wife has lost a husband and her children have lost a father. He said it is clear that this case has wider implications than for Lydia Foy herself.
He said in these cases there seems to be a burning desire for applicants to have their sex recognised not only socially but also legally. He said such a process is often humiliating and sometimes unsuccessful but he said everyone had the right to dignity.
Lydia Foy brought her case after undergoing a sex change operation. She wants a new birth certificate recognising that she is a woman. Ms Foy has been engaged in a ten-year legal battle to obtain the new birth certificate, describing her as female.
I hear all she’ll get is compensation for the breach until a law is changed?