Courts in Arizona and California have delivered rulings in two separate divorce cases, legally recognizing transgender marriages, including that of the world’s “first pregnant man.”
The Arizona Court of Appeals has allowed “Pregnant Man” Thomas Beatie, who was born female, to dissolve his Hawaiian marriage with another woman, while the California Superior Court has ruled that the marriage of Jake Miller, also known as Buck Angel, with Elayne Angel is valid.
A lower court had refused to dissolve the marriage of Beatie, who later got his birth certificate amended under Hawaiian law, with Nancy J. Beatie due to Arizona’s ban on such unions.
Nancy could not conceive children but Beatie still had female reproductive organs, so the latter was artificially inseminated and became pregnant, according to azcentral.com. Beatie, who has manly beard and chest, has three children but wants to marry another woman.