A child should not be separated from a parent because of religious beliefs and that is what the court did.
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Transgender woman stopped from seeing children because it is 'incompatible' with their Jewish faithSo what would happen if she wasn’t trans, would the court still take away custody if say she no long was a member of the religion? Or was it simply because the judge has a bias against trans people? I tend to think it is because of the latter.
Exclusive: the parent believes she is the first transgender person to have left the ultra-orthodox Charedi community
By Dina Rickman, Siobhan Fenton
31 January 2017
A transgender woman has been blocked from seeing her five children after a family court ruled it was not compatible with her ex-wife’s ultra-orthodox Jewish background.
The landmark ruling, seen by The Independent, was issued by Justice Peter Jackson at the family court in Manchester. It has been handed down after 12 months of the transgender woman asking for access to her five children.
At the centre of the fight between two parents were claims that the transgender parent, who is living as a woman, should not be allowed direct access to her children after leaving the ultra-orthodox Jewish community.
This is because, barristers acting for the mother argued, it would lead to her children being ostracised by their ultra-orthodox community and unable to live normal lives due to their association with a transgender parent. However, Orthodox Jewish rabbis acting for the parent argued that Judaism did not believe transgender individuals should be punished in this way.
Despite that, Justice Jackson concluded that the “risk” that “these children and their mother would be rejected by their community if the children were to have face-to-face contact with their father” was too great to allow direct contact.
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Arguement to be made that LGBTQI have more rights in US under Trump than they do here in UKI hope she appeals the judges decision.
Where will the demos be against this judgement setting a precedent that the bigotry of fundamentalist religions prevails over human rights ?
I don't suppose anyone asked the children what they wanted?
When it comes to orthodoxy under any of its many guises the children are the last to be considered worthy of an opinion....... which is why in the end they all FAIL....... AFTER A HUMONGOUS WASTE OF TIME AND BREATH
Someone should smuggle a copy of the book 'The Jewish Snitch' to the children of this community so they can better grasp the madness of isolationism, and, be motivated to escape its grasp!
Next step... The European Court, right ?
More pandering to religious bigotry. The more I see of religion the more convinced its actually the root of most evil in the world.