exclusive An Arizona judge isn”t convinced the Pregnant Man“s marriage should be recognized in the Grand Canyon state … because both man and wife have vaginas … which might equate to same sex marriage … which isn”t legal in AZ.
The dispute is the latest speed bump in Thomas Beatie“s divorce proceedings from wife Nancy … who Thomas married in Hawaii back in 2003. The two represented themselves as a heterosexual couple because Thomas, a transgender man who was born a woman, had a state authorized change of sex before the wedding. Thomas says he has state-sanctioned legal docs to prove it.
But an AZ judge is calling the whole system into question … refusing to preside over the divorce until he is convinced that the two were legitimately married in the first place.
In the docs, the judge points to Beatie”s womb … and notes that Thomas gave birth to the couple”s three children during the marriage.
The judge then argues that he can find NO legal authority that defines a man as someone who has the ability to give birth to a child.
Therefore, the judge claims, it”s possible Beatie”s marriage was NOT LEGAL from the start … and he has no authority to grant the couple a divorce.
The judge gave Beatie an opportunity to defend the marriage … and Beatie has filed docs doing just that … pointing to his U.S. passport which designates him as a man as well as his Hawaii birth certificate, which was changed to describe him as a man.
The judge has yet to make a final decision.