Grant v The United Kingdom - Transsexual wins against UK - case 32570/03 - ECtHR 23.5.06

Linda Grant is aged over 60. The UK refused to pay her State pension at age 60 on the basis that she was born male and so not entitled to State pension until age 65. She was born a man but had a sex change many years ago when she was in her twenties. In 2002 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the UK's policy of not recognising sex change was contrary to the Human Rights Convention (case of Goodwin) and UK law was changed accordingly by the Gender Recognition Act 2004, wef 4.4.2005. Ms Grant's claim for pension from 2002 to 2005 was refused so she sued.

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