Argentina: Pregnant trans man becomes first to marry under new gender identity law

Joseph McCormick December 2, 2013
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Under a new law which allows transgender people to marry without the legal requirement of gender reassignment surgery, a trans man has married his partner whilst eight-months pregnant.

Alexis Taborda, 26, married his partner trans woman Karen Bruselario, 28, in the city of Victoria, and in the eighth month of his pregnancy. His baby is due shortly before Christmas.

Having become the first country in South America to allow gay couples to marry, Argentina last May passed a bill giving transgender citizens the right to have their gender recognised in law.

Luana, previously known as Manuel, is six years old, and identified as female since she was able to speak. She never identified with the name Manuel, her parents said, and was issued with an ID card stating that she is a girl.

“It was a very emotional day, unique, really special, because a dream came true for us. We had a civil marriage,” said Mr Taborda, on his wedding day.




Related topics: Americas, Argentina, gender reassignment, Law, marriage, pregnant, Trans, wedding

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