Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg

  • metta

    Posts: 39107

    Nov 09, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/11/09/russia-same-sex-couple-allowed-to-marry-in-st-petersburg/
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 09, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
    Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg

    Same-sex marriage remains banned in Russia, but the registrars found themselves with an unexpected legal dilemma – as Ms Shumilova is transsexual, and is is legally treated as male.

    Ms Shumilova – who prefers to use the term transsexual instead of transgender – has lived as female for several years and is on hormone therapy, but is still treated as a man by the state.


    So, under Russian law, this is still a male-female marriage.

    Is this really a "same-sex" couple, per the headline? In Russia such a marriage remains impossible.