Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hoist by Her Own Petard

Let me preface this by saying that I personally have no problem with same-sex marriages, though I do believe it is up to individual states to decide the issue, and I believe that unless a state approves of such a marriage, one should be bound by the law in a given state.  That said, this is an interesting turn of events in a story that I have written on before.

"Thomas" Beatie, the infamous "pregnant man" has been told that she cannot divorce her wife of nine years because the judge cannot determine that they were married to begin with.  Now, it should be noted that the judge did not base the ruling on it being a same sex marriage, just that Beatie, who kept his reproductive organs intact, and who has born children will claiming to be a man, failed to establish that she was a transsexual man at the time of the marriage.  Well, DUH!!!!!

Oh, and the worst part...she wants to compete to get pregnant with her new girlfriend, commenting that perhaps both will be pregnant at the same time...

Here is a link to the story.


Rosenkreuz said...

Well, that's the difference between transsexual men and "people playing with gender".

Never mind no man ever wanting to be pregnant, you'd think a frankly transsexual man would *quickly* establish themselves as male before entering into what was presumably a lesbian relationship.

Really, it illustrates that society is more than capable of accomodating both transsexuality (and homosexuality to boot), but what it cannot accomodate is people playing with gender and sex roles.

Just Jennifer said...

When I first heard about this person, I was floored. Clearly, this is not remotely a man in any sense of the word. The first transsexual I ever knew was an FTM, and he was nothing like this.