(RT) – The UK High Court has rejected a bid to introduce gender-neutral passports. The litigant had suggested that asking passport holders to specify their gender is "inherently discriminatory."
Christie Elan-Cane, who has been campaigning with the backing of Human Rights Watch for so-called "gender-X" passports since 1995, said: "I am bitterly disappointed that my case for the judicial review of the UK government's discriminatory passport policy was not upheld – not just for myself but for everyone who is compromised by this policy.
"I was not seeking special treatment. I was seeking to be treated as a human being," she said, the BBC reports.
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Justice Baker rejected claims that the current policy, which requires putting 'male' or 'female' on passports, is in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).