ILGA » » Transgender father-of-three wins right to help raise his girls after lengthy custody battle

News

Filter by Show me news ›

Transgender father-of-three wins right to help raise his girls after lengthy custody battle

A father of three who underwent a sex change operation has won the right to help raise his three girls while living his life as a woman.\n

Avatar of Alessia Valenza

30th November 2012 23:53

Alessia Valenza

The 49-year-old will have equal, shared responsibility for the girls, aged seven, 12 and 17, in all areas, except their education and health, after a 31/2-year custody battle in the Federal Magistrates Court.

The Courier-Mail cannot name the father, but he is referred to as "Ms Parer" in a recently released judgment on the Legal Aid-funded litigation. His former wife appeared without a lawyer.

The girls will live with their mother in her "blended household" after "weathering taunts, jibes and ridicule from peers" about their father’s gender transition.

Read more