Saturday, April 29, 2006
A transsexual who was born a boy was awarded a state pension from the women’s retirement age of 60, rather than the men’s retirement age of 65. The claimant was born in 1942 and later had gender dysphoria diagnosed, underwent sex-change surgery in 2001 and shortly afterwards claimed a state pension. The British Department for Work and Pensions had refused to pay her a pension on the ground that she was still officially a man, and that she was not yet 65. Source. Anthony Browne, Timesonline.com. You can find the complete story by clicking here (last visited April 29, 2006, reo). The Opinion of the European Supreme Court can be found by clicking here (last visited April 29, 2006, reo).