Friday, July 23, 2010

Texas mom challenges transgender widow's marriage

Texas mom challenges transgender widow's marriage
By Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press Writer – Thu Jul 22, 8:00 pm ET

HOUSTON – "The family of a southeast Texas firefighter killed in a July 4 blaze has sued to void his marriage to his transgender widow and prevent her from getting his death benefits because she was born a man and Texas doesn't recognize same-sex marriages."

This couldn't be any more wrong if it tried. But there's a silver lining in this. If the injunction/lawsuit/whatever is upheld, then every same-sex-with-one-party-being-transgendered should go there and get married. If the law in Texas says it's the DNA then two guys or two girls getting married should be just fine if one is trans. I bet they also have a law there that says same sex marriage is illegal. Can't have it both ways, now, can you.

You know, I used to hope that this stupid hubbub over gender preference would be banished from the world in my lifetime. Lately, though, I'm just hoping my great-great-grand kids will see it done.

[Side note: I think the headline is not using proper grammar. Shouldn't it be "Texas mom challenges transgendered widow's marriage"]
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