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'Tranny Granny' Grant on High Court bench

Fri 14 Sep 2007 In: New Zealand Daily News

It's believed to be the first time a transgender New Zealander has sat as a member of a High Court bench - but 'Tranny Granny' Jacquie Grant says she's not sure what the fuss is about. "What's the difference?" she asked newspaper reporters at the court. Grant was one of two Human Rights Review Tribunal members sitting with Justice Denis Clifford on an appeal against a tribunal ruling at Wellington Court on Wednesday. Hokitika-based Grant has fostered more than 60 children, and now has numerous grandchildren. She recently organised trans-legend Carmen Rupe's surprise 70th birthday celebration, judged Christchurch Pride Week's 'Mr    Ref: Dominion Post (m)

Credit: News Staff

First published: Friday, 14th September 2007 - 12:03pm

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