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Woman, Transsexual Get Marriage License

September 07, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

A woman and a transsexual who was born a man obtained a marriage license in San Antonio, taking advantage of a court ruling that defines gender only by chromosomes. Jessica Wicks and Robin Manhart Wicks, who took Jessica's surname this year, were allowed to pay $36 to get their license, even though they consider themselves a same-sex couple. Had Jessica Wicks been born a woman, their marriage, set for Sept. 16, would be illegal under state law. However, because of a state appeals court ruling that said chromosomes, not genitals, determine gender, the two will be able to wed.

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