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Transsexuals' rights victory after 30 years Dec. 10th, 2002 10:28 am
Transsexuals are to be given the right to change their birth certificates and marry in their adopted sex, after a 30-year legal battle.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/gender/story/0,11812,857161,00.html

Good

From: emomisy
Date: December 10th, 2002 - 02:46 am (Link)
I knew something was close to happening (was on the news when I was at my grans over the summer, not sure what she thought of it...)
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From: wechsler
Date: December 10th, 2002 - 03:34 am (Link)
Referring to Marcus' post, or something else I've missed?
From: please_sir
Date: December 10th, 2002 - 12:48 pm (Link)
The part about existing marriages and the possibility of having to get devorced interested me. I was under the impression that an existing marriage became null and void when transexual had surgery, wether they liked it or not.

Is that not the case? Its been really hard to find any deffinate information, because the assumption is that you wouldn't want the marriage to exist anyway because it would out you. Personally, I'd be delighted if I could still be legally married after I have surgery. I would love the opportunity to be one of a tiny number of people who were legally in a gay marriage.
From: dryad_wombat
Date: December 10th, 2002 - 02:52 pm (Link)
EXCELLENT! Oh my God! Thanks for posting this Wechlser!!!!