Hong Kong: Transgender Woman Wins Right to Marry Boyfriend

Written by scott on May 13th, 2013

Hong KongIt took five years, but a transgender woman just won the right to marry her boyfriend in Hong Kong. Gay Star News reports:

In a landmark decision, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal has ruled that a transsexual woman can marry her boyfriend. A Hong-Kong-born transsexual woman in her mid-30s, known only as ‘W’ in court, has won a five year battle to win the right to marry the man she loves. Michael Vidler, a partner of the legal firm representing the case, called the judgment a ‘resounding victory’ and said he was ‘relieved’ and ‘happy’ with the judgement.

Congratulations to the happy couple… a rare moment when transgender rights advance before marriage equality rights.

 

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