ACLU Backs Transsexual In False Marriage License Charge

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union will represent a transsexual charged with providing false information for her marriage license application in Kansas, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Topeka attorney Pedro Irigonegaray will handle Sandy Gast’s case on behalf of the ACLU, said Dick Kurtenbach, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri.

Gast’s court appearance was continued Wednesday and rescheduled for March 31 because her attorney could not be there.

The ACLU’s involvement in the northwest Kansas case was based on “civil rights issues,” Kurtenbach said