- Marriage void in the absence of a Gender Recognition Certificate (AP v JP)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Family analysis: In a case where the applicant had undergone gender reassignment surgery but had not obtained a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) by the date of the marriage, because same-sex marriage was not legal at the time of the marriage, it was void at its inception and the court did not have the necessary powers to make a declaration that it was a valid marriage. Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, considers the background to the case and its practical implications.
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