Modern UK family is two lesbian mums, a gay dad and transsexual nanny, says judge
Details have just emerged of the complicated life of the nine-year-old, who was conceived by donor insemination. At age three her two "mothers" split up - with the non-biological mum moving in with a female-to-male transsexual.
The daughter stayed with the new couple but, when they separated around two years ago, the transsexual decided he wanted contact with the confused girl, leading to a court case.
In a written ruling Judge Clifford Bellamy, who sits in Leicester, said: "The girl's story is an example of the different ways in which modern family life is formed.
"Modern family life can be complicated."
Both mothers, as well as the sperm donor father - who was in a relationship with a man when the girl was born - objected to the transsexual having contact.
In the case, in which none of the parties can be identified, Judge Bellamy heard the girl referred to the transsexual as "dad". The judge was also told the transsexual had "played a part" in caring for her.
But he also heard the non-biological mother had been concerned about aspects of the girl's behaviour when she was living with the transsexual.
He ruled the girl already engaged with a "range of adults" and allowing the transsexual's application could have a "damaging effect" on her welfare.
The judge said: "Whilst they were cohabiting, the girl began to call herself a boy's name and stated that she was a boy.
"Some days she would wear clothes usually chosen by boys.