Gender-neutral campaigner loses High Court bid to have an 'X' option on passports after claiming male and female-only categories discriminate

Christie Elan-Cane was born female but identifies as 'non-gendered'

Elan-Cane's lawyers challenged lawfulness of policy administered by Her Majesty's Passport Office - arguing that it breaches human rights laws

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker dismissed judicial review action today - partly because 'a comprehensive review [of current policy] has not been completed'

In April, James Eadie QC said passport policy was justified by need to maintain a 'coherent system for recognition of gender... to combat identity theft... and ensure security at national borders'


PUBLISHED: 13:39 BST, 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:02 BST, 22 June 2018

A campaigner has lost a High Court action against the Government's current policy on gender-neutral passports.

Christie Elan-Cane - who was born female but identifies as 'non-gendered' - believes the UK's passport application process, which requires individuals to indicate whether they are male or female, is inherently discriminatory.

But a judge, who heard arguments in the case in London in April, dismissed Elan-Cane's judicial review action today.

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