[FoRK] The United States of Portland
Joseph S. Barrera III
joe at barrera.org
Tue Mar 16 01:04:57 PST 2004
Elias Sinderson wrote:
> Just out of curiosity, would anyone care to comment on or hypothesize
> on the legal status of a married couple in which one of the partners
> has a 'gender reassignment' operation? If they are still a legally
> married couple, then it would logically follow that the state can no
> more legislate on the legality of same sex marriages than they can on
> the legal status of someones sex. In other words, by legally
> recognizing someone who has a sex change as the opposite sex it would
> seem that the state has to recognize same sex marriages as well.
I think I've heard that Texas refuses to recognize gender reassignment
-- and thus
if a woman who used to be a man wants to marry a woman, that's OK in Texas.
And if they were married beforehand, that's equally OK.
But a woman who used to be a man wants to marry a man, that's not OK.
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