LGBT couple to officially pursue heterosexual marriage
Dale Frost holds the wedding ring which he purchased for his partner Mark Massey before their wedding at the City Clerk's Office in New York October 11, 2012. Reuters photoA court of appeal in the western French city of Rennes has ruled that Chloé Avrillon, a transsexual who was born as Wilfrid, could officially become a woman but that the gender change would not appear on her marriage certificate, daily Le Figaro has reported.
Avrillon wanted her gender change to appear on her marriage certificate so that she could become the mother of her three children, but the higher court upheld an earlier ruling against her on the request.
Changing her gender on her marriage papers could reportedly end her marriage as same-sex unions are not permitted in France, meaning that Avrillon’s marriage certificate will continue to list her as a male.
"Why divorce? Why not change the law?" she said.
Avrillon’s partner, Marie, is reportedly a lesbian.