Today is International Women's Day (IWD)
The 2010 theme: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
I think it's apropos to connect this day to my quest for equal rights to British citizenship. This article, Misogyny is Alive and Well Among British Lawmakers - explains exactly how unfair the Borders Immigration & Citizenship Act 2009 is.
Children born abroad to (married) British fathers get automatic citizenship. The law was amended to correct the inequality regarding citizenship for children born abroad to British mothers but it still discriminates. The "children" (now adults) of British mothers have to register and pay £540 and attend a ceremony to attain British citizenship. Citizenship is not automatic.
What about equal rights for British mothers to be able to pass on their citizenship the same as British fathers have always been able to?
Please add your name to the petition: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/UKmothers/