Friday, May 22, 2009


Maine last week became the fifth state in the United States to legalize gay marriage. For gay individuals who have changed genders before or after they got married to a person of the same sex (yes, strange as it may sound, these things happen), the gender law is still a work in progress as this quote from a lawyer for a transgendered plaintiff shows...

“Taking this situation to its logical conclusion, Mrs. Littleton, while in San Antonio, Tex., is a male and has a void marriage; as she travels to Houston, Tex., and enters federal property, she is female and a widow; upon traveling to Kentucky she is female and a widow; but, upon entering Ohio, she is once again male and prohibited from marriage; entering Connecticut, she is again female and may marry; if her travel takes her north to Vermont, she is male and may marry a female; if instead she travels south to New Jersey, she may marry a male.”

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