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Posted: 19 Jun 2004, 9:36 pm    Post subject: Judge declares marriage legal... Reply with quote

But in this case, it may be a bad thing.

A judge in Texas ruled that a transgender woman's marriage to another woman was legal by ruling that she is legally a man. This is bad news for the transgender woman, both because she sought an annulment in order to retain control of her assets, and because the ruling invalidates the legal change of her gender designation, which took place months before the marriage. Attorneys specializing in transgender issues hope that an appeal will overturn the decision, forcing a modernization of the way gender is defined in Texas.

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Posted: 25 Jun 2004, 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree it is a bad thing. She will have faught hard to define herself as the woman she now is only to have a judge slap her old identity back in her face.

Why can't people marry who they want? I myself think why marry at all it is an outdated notion which was only used in the past to strip women of the very few freedoms they had (but that is my opinion). I think love is stronger than any ritual could symbolise, do i love a person more because i have spent a grand on a ring and declared it in front of a group of people that can't wait for the drinking to begin.

To me it only has significance on a material level in that it allows pension rights etc which are obviously very important. As for acts of love i think it is better to show it everyday than to cram it all in one day which is how it comes across. (me bitter nooooooo :) )

In this particular case i hope the appeal will force a more modern approach.
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