Transsexual Identity Case May Set Back Gay Marriage – Interview with Maaret Huuska, Advocate for Transgender Rights

A precedent-setting court ruling declares that a marriage becomes void if one person is transsexual and applies for an official change of gender. In a decision that will anger the gay community, the court said that marriage only applies to unions between men and women.

The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that a married man who had undergone the long process of transforming into a woman was not entitled to be listed as female in official records. Current law permits married people to officially change their gender only if their spouse agrees.