Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Sutton Coldfield transsexual wins legal battle to receive pension at 60
Jun 22 2010
A married man from the West Midlands who became a woman has won her battle to receive a pension from the age of 60.
Christopher Timbrell, born in 1941, changed her name to Christine in 2000 after surgery to alter her gender.
In 2002 she applied to the Inland Revenue National Insurance Contributions Office for her state pension, which she asked to be backdated to her 60th birthday a year earlier. But her new gender status was not recognised in law because she has not divorced her wife, Joy.
Ms Timbrell, an accountant from Sutton Coldfield, met her wife when she was a man in his twenties and they had two children during their 42-year marriage. His sex change operation was carried out with the full knowledge and consent of the wife and they continue to live together as a married couple.
Most transsexuals, under 2004 legislation, are entitled to enjoy the full status of their new gender. But the new law introduced an important caveat - married transsexuals could only apply to have their gender recognised if their marriages had been annulled or dissolved.
Ms Timbrell took her case to the Court of Appeal after the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) said she was entitled to a state pension from the age of 65, the usual age for a man.
Marie-Eleni Demetriou, representing her at a hearing in March, said the rule under the Gender Recognition Act that she must end her marriage before her gender is recognised is a "disproportionate" violation of her human right to respect for her home and family life.
Jeremy Johnson, for the DWP, recognised the "difficult situation" Ms Timbrell found herself in and the "harsh choice" she faced in whether or not to end her happy marriage. But he added: "She is, in law, male and was not therefore entitled to a pension until aged 65."
Lord Justice Aikens, giving the ruling of the three appeal judges, said that before the Gender Recognition Act, English law had no way of dealing with a person who had changed gender, meaning "once a man, always a man".
But he said that a total lack of legal framework to allow UK law to recognise gender change and obtain a pension was discrimination. The judge said that this meant that the DWP cannot deny Ms Timbrell the right to a pension as a woman as from her 60th birthday.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
-Asaci vor ches viravorel, yndhanrapes inc voch voq chi karox viravorel, es mi pashtpanoxakan hast patnesh vaxu em sharel im shurjy. ev karox en miajn viravorel aj mardik um es ners em toxel ajd patneshic
- ajsinqn es ajd patneshic durs em.
- icn tvum er vor da ajdpes che,
-es tvel ei ajd patneshi miak dri maik banalin, bajc du ajn cheir bacel
-isk ete bacem?
-arden ches karox, koxpeqy poxvac e.
- isk ete porcem?
- du shat es poxvel
-es erbeq chem poxvum
-kneres, uremn sxal em haskacel. Mardik shat hachax en irar sxal haskanum.
- cavoq chisht es. uremn ajn inch du inc asum eir sut ein?
- isk inch es haskanum sut aselov?
- ajn inch chi hamapatasxanum irakanutjany
- irakanutjuneny tarber en, juraqanchurs aprum enq mer stexcac irakanutjan mej.
-isk inch e nshanakum sxalvel? ajn inch durs e qo patkeracrac ev im patkeracrac irkanutjunic? isk ete menq aprum enq tarber hartutjunnerum, tarber irakanutjunnerum? vortex suty ev chisht, sxaly ev chishty lriv tarber haskacoxutjunner en? ajn inch du anvanum es sut, inc hamar inqnapashtpanutjun e, ajn inch du anvanum en irakanutjun, inc hamar cnorq e. kneres vor aprum enq tarber hartutjunnerum, ete iharke kareli e dra hamar nerexutjun xndrel... kneres vor porcel em qez patkeracnel ajn im irakanutjan mej, ajn inch menq parzapes tarber hartutjuneri vra enq...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Hope For The Homosexual:
This Documentary shows you how a homosexual can be set free
from the power of sin! A MUST HAVE! Homosexuality is
NOT genetic or biological,
but is a choice to live a lifestyle contrary to God's Will... YOU can be set free!
Мальчик или девочка.
Откуда бы вы родом не были, это первый ярлык который на вас навесили, скорее всего в самом начале вашей жизни. С этого момента ваша судьба определилась. Во многом, ваша личность, отношение окружающих, ваши надежды и мечты определились именно этим.
Представьте себе, каково сомневаться в этом ярлыке. Каково смотреть в зеркало и видеть мальчика, зная что в душе вы девочка. Есть люди, в мире их много тысяч, которые испытывают это чуство.
Но настоящий ад для них наступает в подростковом возрасте, когда они должны решать, как они проживут дальнейшую жизнь.
Данный фильм расказывает о двух молодых людях, чуствующих себя транссексуалами.
p.s. filmy der chem najel, bajc comment-neric
-А по теме фильма - таких индивидумов нужно изолировать от людей и подвергать принудительному лечению.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The US uplifts surgery-requirement for trans people in obtaining new passport with changed gender maker
US unveils new passport rules for transgender people
(AFP) – 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The United States has new, more flexible passport regulations for transgender people, and ended an earlier requirement that reassignment surgery precede a passport gender change, the State Department said.
"Sexual reassignment surgery is no longer a prerequisite for passport issuance," it said in a statement.
From June 10, "when a passport applicant presents a certification from an attending medical physician that the applicant has undergone appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition, the passport will reflect the new gender," the statement said.
The new policy and procedures are based on standards and recommendations of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), recognized by the American Medical Association as the authority in this field, the department said.
"As with all passport applicants, passport issuing officers at embassies and consulates abroad and domestic passport agencies and centers will only ask appropriate questions to obtain information necessary to determine citizenship and identity."
The State Department said the new rules mean "it is also possible to obtain a limited-validity passport if the physician's statement shows the applicant is in the process of gender transition. No additional medical records are required."
The change coincides with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month, the department added.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
A man has gone on trial in Indonesia accused of falsifying his gender identity in order to marry a woman.
Doctors say Alterina Hofan has the rare condition Klinefelter's syndrome, where a male has an additional X chromosome that makes him look more like a woman.
He says he officially changed his identity papers to show he was a male but his wife's parents have accused him of document fraud.
Mr Hofan is being held in solitary accommodation in a women's prison.
The BBC's Karishma Vaswani in Jakarta says the case has incited public debate over the treatment of transgendered people in Indonesia.
Mr Hofan's mother told the BBC that when he was born, doctors said he was a girl, so he was registered and brought up as such.
But when he was two years old he began to develop male genitalia and had always behaved like a boy, she said.
Mr Hofan has said he always identified himself as a man and as he grew older, he had several operations to reduce the more feminine aspects of his appearance.
He says that in 2006 he successfully applied to have his gender changed on identity documents, officially becoming a man.
In 2008, he married Jane Hadipoespito in the US, but her mother objected to the relationship. She filed a case against him accusing him of falsifying the documents and misleading her daughter.
The case was further complicated after Mr Hofan was arrested. He was sent to a male prison but, after police DNA tests ruled he was a woman, moved to a female detention facility.
The staff at that prison, however, ruled he was a man and could not be accommodated with female prisoners. He has since been detained in private facilities at the female jail.
Mr Hofan's wife, meanwhile, has said she knows about his past and does not want to be separated from him.
"All I want is for my husband to be freed as soon as possible," she told the Jakarta Post last week.
Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights has criticised the authorities for their treatment of Mr Hofan.
"He has the right to say he is a man," Josep Adi Prasetyo told the Jakarta Post.