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February 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Transsexuals suffer from "mental pathologies," are ineligible for admission to Roman Catholic religious orders and should be expelled if they have already entered the priesthood or religious life, the Vatican says in new directives. The Vatican's orthodoxy watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said transsexuals should be barred as priests, monks, friars, nuns and brothers in religious orders.
June 26, 1996 | PAUL ELIAS
A judge Tuesday once again refused to free a transsexual from jail or order any special treatment for the Thousand Oaks resident who was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon and battering his father. James "Candy" Walker, who has breast implants and is taking medication in preparation for a sex-change operation, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for the December assault with a "sword cane" at his family home.
June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A self-described transsexual who fled the state nine years ago to avoid prison for a fraud scheme involving marketing of a three-wheel car was ordered today to begin serving her sentence. Superior Court Judge David Horowitz ordered Geraldine Elizabeth Carmichael to immediately begin serving a 1-to-10-year prison sentence for conspiracy, grand theft and stock fraud. Although Carmichael, 60, says she is a transsexual, court officials said she will serve her sentence in a men's prison.
March 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A marriage between a man and a transsexual woman is not valid, the Kansas Supreme Court decided, rejecting a transsexual's claim for part of a $2.5-million estate. Kansas law declares same-sex marriages invalid; the high court said J'Noel Gardiner is not a woman and therefore cannot marry a man. Gardiner was 40 when she married Marshall Gardiner, 85, in 1998. Her claim was challenged by Gardiner's son, Joe. Marshall Gardiner died the next year of a heart attack.
October 22, 1998 | JERRY HICKS
I'm a firm believer that children of divorce need--and deserve--a relationship with both parents, no matter how bitter their split. I also have strong feelings about the rights of those who choose to be different, and that includes transsexuals. But I want to tell you about two young Garden Grove girls, ages 11 and 9, who ought to have some rights too. They've become victims in a bizarre dilemma they did nothing to create.
January 8, 1988 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
As an 8-year-old boy in Pontiac, Mich., Michael Clark wanted to become a nun. This week Clark, who changed his name to Joanna following a sex change operation in 1975, took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in a service officiated by an Episcopal priest in a San Clemente church. Taking the name Sister Mary Elizabeth, Clark inaugurated her own order, the Community of St. Elizabeth. But on Thursday, Acting Episcopal Bishop Oliver B. Garver Jr. repudiated the event.
There is something disarming about Kate Bornstein's "The Opposite Sex . . . Is Neither," the one-person show that Thursday launched Ecce Lesbo/Ecce Homo, the Fourth Annual National Festival of Lesbian and Gay Performance at Highways in Santa Monica. Despite this festival's formidable title, Bornstein's show is an inviting exercise in plain old human relations. With a twist.
September 27, 1990 | United Press International
A transsexual actress who once appeared as a James Bond playmate has no legal right to marry a man because she was born a boy, a European court ruled today, upholding British law. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, said Caroline Cossey's rights under the European Convention on Human Rights had not been breached when Britain refused to alter her birth certificate.
November 16, 1990 | TINA DAUNT
An Oxnard man who shot and killed a transsexual three years ago for dancing with his brother was sentenced Thursday to 17 years to life in prison. Howard J. Asher, a public defender representing Daniel Montenegro Delgado, 24, said he would appeal the case, adding that the second-degree murder verdict handed down by a jury last month was unfair because of cultural differences.
October 19, 1990 | MACK REED
An Oxnard man who shot a transsexual three years ago for dancing with his brother was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder but not guilty of first-degree murder. Jury foreman Robert G. Taylor said Daniel Montenegro Delgado, 24, was acquitted of first-degree murder because he was not quite rational on Christmas night, 1987, when he fired six rounds point-blank into Rosando Sanchez-Reyes, a pre-operative transsexual who called himself Crystal.
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