A transsexual woman in Hong Kong won a groundbreaking court appeal Monday allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing the government to re-write the city's marriage laws.
Michael Vidler, lawyer of a transsexual woman seeking to marry her boyfriend, talks to the press in Hong Kong on May 13, 2013. The woman has won a groundbreaking court appeal allowing her to marry her boyfriend and forcing the Hong Kong government to re-write the city's marriage laws.
The woman in her 30s, known in the Court of Final Appeal as "W" under anonymity rules, successfully overturned earlier verdicts that said marriage is only allowed between couples who were of the opposite sex at birth.
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