The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that "Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie could get his Hawaiian marriage dissolved in an Arizona court.
The ruling means that, in Arizona, transgender persons who have legally changed their birth certificates to reflect their new gender are afforded the same rights to get driver's licenses and marriage licenses as any other individuals.
Beatie, 40, was born female, but in 1997, he began testing to determine his psychological gender, and in 2002 underwent the first of his gender-reassignment surgeries. Under Hawaiian law, he was able to have his birth certificate amended and be legally recognized as male. He subsequently married. Read more »