15 Jul '11, 10pm

Ireland's Trans Population Must Divorce to Gain Recognition? | Care2 Causes

Transgender recognition is not the issue here and the article is mistitled. The problem is instead marriage equality. Ireland is apparently not like Texas which bases gender classification upon chromosomes. A person who has undergone sex reassignment surgery apparently will be recognized as a person of the target sex. For that reason, if a person undergoing such surgery wishes to remain married to the same spouse, the relationship must be changed from a marriage to a civil union and possibly from a civil union into a marriage. But even with marriage equality, not everybody wants a same sex marriage and not everybody wants a heterosexual marriage. Consider the situation in the German-Turkish film Lola und Bilidikid, where Lola refuses to undergo sex reassignment surgery because, "The woman I would become would not be the man you fell in love with," as he/she tells her/his g...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/irelands-trans-population-mus...

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