Oh okay! Well the major issue here would be that they would have at first been married as a same-sex couple and therefore only have had a state marriage instead of a federal marriage (because of the Defense of Marriage Act), you don’t get all the marriage rights with a same-sex marriage currently (your partner wouldn’t be up for a green card due to your marriage, for example). In that case you’d want to get your marriage “upgraded”, if you will. You’d probably want to get a new license if you had completely new documentation but I don’t think you’d HAVE to (I’m not sure about this, though).
I think this may vary on a state-to-state basis and for some reason all the information I can find is about California. Anyway, in California at least your marriage would still be considered valid.
Question, you say “same sex couple”, are you referring to a situation in which, say, a lesbian couple got married in Iowa (or some other state with same-sex marriage) and then one partner transitioned to male? In that case, the marriage would probably still be valid because they would be considered by most states to be a straight couple.
In any case, I’m not really sure of the legality of these various situations. If any followers do, shoot us a note.
The fact that your feet got wider as opposed to longer makes a lot of sense because you gained more connective tissue. Your body in general gets a lot thicker on T. Thanks for sharing!
Zak: I’ve heard guys talk about their shoe size going up, but from what I understand that is highly unlikely. My shoe size has not changed a bit. The primary reason some of my old clothes don’t fit is fat redistribution coupled with muscle growth. My shoulders really filled out on testosterone (this happened within the first 6 months) and so some of my tighter, smaller shirts no longer fit properly. Most of my shirts still fit me though, mostly because I wore clothes pre-T that were slightly baggy on me (smalls instead of extra-smalls). My pants size hasn’t changed a bit, but I can see how it would for a lot of guys because it’s common to gain a bit of weight or to have your fat redistribute to your waistline.
Really, I wouldn’t expect your shoe size to change, is the bottom line. Also, other than my really fitted clothes, pretty much everything has stayed the same so keep in mind that most of your hoodies, jackets, etc will probably still fit.
Being Transgendered is a lot like being an x-man/mutant. Being Trans is caused by a mutant gene, in my case, a mutant x gene. X-men have a mutant x gene.
In the films the mutants are constantly batteling with the US government for rights and freedom… Trans people in America are constantly fighting for their rights.
People didnt agree with x-men and mutant powers, people in real life don’t agree with Trans people.
Kurt Wagner (mutant from x-men 2) said: “When people are scared of me, i don’t hate them. I pity them. You know why? Because they will never know beyond what they see with their own two eyes.”
I agree with this statement so much, you cannot judge a Trans person until you can fully understand what they go through. And if you are not Trans yourself, you can never fully understand.
I am not Trans.. I am a mutant XD makes it seem a bit cooler haha :’)
I’ve heard X-Men, particularly X-Men: The Last Stand likened to LGB issues before…but I think it makes even more sense as a metaphor for transsexuality.
Being transgender leads to all types of tricky situations, particularly when it comes to legal situations. In short, the laws are not written with us in mind. So what’s a trans guy to do when he realizes he wants to marry his partner? The answer is a little complicated and depends on the laws where you live/where you want to get married, your legal sex and the legal sex of your partner. Here’s a breakdown:
-Marriage laws, as well as laws pertaining to one’s legal sex, vary by state. The rule generally is that if you want to marry a person who is by legal definition a woman, you’re safest if you are male on your birth certificate as well as your drivers license. If this is the case, you should be able to get married anywhere in the world and have your marriage recognized in whatever state you live in. Here’s the difficult thing, though, you can’t change your gender marker on your birth certificate in every state (while others allow you to, but require surgery). To know if you’ll be able to change your birth certificate you should research the laws of the state in which you were born.
-You still may be able to enter into a marriage with a legal female if your drivers license bears a male gender marker (but you haven’t been able to change your birth certificate). More states allow you to change the gender marker on your drivers license than you birth certificate, and some states only require that (and perhaps another form of id like a passport) for a marriage license. Here’s a state-by-state breakdown on what is required for a marriage license.
-Keep in mind that the state in which you were born determines your gender on your birth certificate, the state in which you reside determines the gender on your drivers license, and the state in which you want to get married determines what types of identification are required for you to wed. If you’re able to change your birth certificate in the state where you were born, you will likely be able to change your drivers license. Whether or not you’re considered legally male depends on your gender marker on your birth certificate and your drivers license (if you only have your drivers id changed and not your birth certificate, that is when things get complicated and you enter into a sort of legal grey area).
-If you still are legally female and want to marry a legal female (or if you’re legally male and want to marry a legal male), marriage for “same sex” individuals is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington D.C., and, most recently, New York. Keep in mind that these marriages are only recognized by those states as well as Rhode Island and Maryland, they are NOT recognized by the federal government and so cannot be used for immigration purposes (unfortunately). If you get married in Iowa you cannot go home to Missouri and have your marriage recognized by the state.
-If you are legally female and want to marry a legal male, congratulations because you have found a loophole in the gay marriage debate! Feel free to shock and awe your friends with your legal gay wedding in Texas, Arkansas, or any other state where it will be sure to piss off your neighbors.
Yes, I am a guy, but I happen to like putting on make-up, painting my nails, and wearing women’s sweaters. I’m not restricted to doing things people consider male activities. I played with dolls, I had an Easy Bake Oven, I liked to play princess, and I liked The Powerpuff Girls.
Does that make me any less of a man? No, it doesn’t and you shouldn’t push your stereotypes onto me. I’ll be who I want to be and I’ll do what I want to do. If that means I’m a guy that likes to wear make-up, so be it.
Here here. There’s nothing wrong with loving GI Joe or football, but cisgender boys aren’t required to like those things in order to grow up to be men so why should we?