HRC trans board member marries as sex opposite of post-op genderAround the Nation, Bottom Highlights Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Transgender Human Rights Campaign board member Meghan Stabler has married another woman in Texas by legally declaring her gender as male, a development that could be considered controversial (and perhaps hypocritical) because of Stabler’s national prominence, and because of her position at HRC as the only known trans person sitting on the board.
The lesbian couple could not legally marry in Texas as such. But by declaring male gender-identity, presumably by way of a birth certificate that reflected her gender at birth, their union is recognized by that largely far-right leaning state.
Individuals who have had sex changes are not recognized to be their gender orientation for purposes of marriage in Texas in accordance with court rulings in Littleton v. Prange and Araguz v. Delgado.
Officials at HRC were asked for comment on this development, but did not respond before this newsmagazine went to press.
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