Since Littleton v. Prange, the Texas case that invalidated a post-op transsexual woman's marriage because the court rule that she was still a male, TGs have occasionally pulled a very silly stunt in Texas.
Post-ops, who identify as lesbian, have applied for marriage licenses on the grounds that they are still, in the eyes of Texas law, still men. The latest such case has become publicized. Anne Bernal, who is the County Attorney of El Paso County, Anne Bernal, has requested an opinion from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as to whether the county can issue a marriage license to a couple where a woman wishes to marry a post-op transsexual who was born a man. The transsexual's original New York birth certificate still says male, but a new certified birth certificate issued in Washington State, and the driver's license, say female.
Now, I don't know any details about this person that would allow me to evaluate whether they are a classic or true transsexual. There are claims of intersex, which are often highly questionable.
Now, there are couple of issue complicating this case:
- First off, in 2009, the Texas legislature passed a law which states that a certified birth certificate suffices to establish sex.
- Should the Washington State birth certificate be viewed as valid since that is not the state where this person was born?
If the couple is allowed to marry, it furthers the claim in Texas that sex reassignment surgery is invalid. It can then be used as evidence that post-op transsexual woman are still "really men." Of course, this is fine with transgender extremists who often push the idea that surgery is unnecessary.
I found out, right after posting this story, that the couple were married in San Antonio, TX. So, yet another alleged transsexual in Texas has legally claimed to be a male, even though the person is post-op. This sort of thing betrays all true transsexuals and should certainly not be seen as any sort of victory. Of course, the transgender kooks will almost certainly disagree.