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Gender Recognition Act 2004 -
If you’re a woman but have lived as a man for the past two years, you can apply to be a man under Gender Recognition Act, and you will after the court’s approval become a man.
So, you can legally marry a woman, because the GRA 2004 will treat you, for all purpose, as a man.
But, a woman could never be a father, she/he can only be a female parent to a child.
The court realize the potential mental and psychological impact this may have on a child but it is outweighed by people’s right and autonomy to determine their sex.
The court finds it difficult to ascertain the legal fatherhood of a child when a woman cohabits with another man right after separating with her husband. The court would have to determine the date or period of conceiving the baby to conclude who is the real father.
Islam says, a woman has to be legally divorced from her husband and abstain herself from going into another marriage for a period of up to three menstrual cycle to avoid this exact problem.
A woman divorced her husband on the basis on unreasonable behavior because he demanded to have his feet tickled every evening. Another woman divorced her husband because he couldn’t fix the toilet door after 8 months of nagging him.
Islam says a woman could not call for divorce against her husband, and it’s justification see to be that women are naturally emotional and might take drastic action when they are in the moods.
Islam makes human life simple and true to its nature.