A lady, who was actually born a man, has snatched her battle to tie the knot with her boyfriend, the top court of Hong Kong. The lady, whose name was not revealed, went through a gender change at a hospital few years ago. Her lawyer argued that she is now listed as female on identity card as well as her passport, and she is considered as a lady in all other aspect of life.
Hong Kong’s wedding registry has denied her request as her birth certificate still considers her as male. The government stated that she could not get married because this would constitute a same sex wedding that is not legal in Hong Kong.
The woman’s lawyer stated that the laws of wedding could and should recognize that sexual identity might change. He said that the subject of same sex wedding was not really relevant to this case. The lady’s gender alteration operation had been considered a medically necessary, and that was been performed at a public hospital with government funds.
The lady’s birth certificate that could not be changed under the Hong Kong law, still shows her as male. One of the judges asked that whether this was a case which could be solved through the courts only. He added that the issue might require to be resolved via legislation. The lady took her case to Court of Final Appeal following Hong Kong’s High Court rule against her case in the year 2010.