Children born outside UK to British parents in same-sex couples left ‘stateless’
British nationals and EU spouses say they were told by Home Office that children born abroad are not eligible for British citizenship
So, apparently the UK is discriminating against kiddies born to same sex couples. Except that’s not the case:
Children born outside the UK to a British parent in a same-sex relationship are being left stateless by the Home Office, the Guardian has learned.
British nationals and their EU spouses say they have been told by the department that children born abroad to a British parent who was also born outside the UK are not eligible for British citizenship. If the UK is unwilling to issue documentation, this has the added effect of leaving some children stateless in cases of EU countries that don’t recognise two mothers.
The British rules apply regardless of the sex (or gender) of the other parent. They are not discriminatory in that respect. Some other countries are discriminatory in that respect. But what in buggery has that to do with British law?