Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Top Court to Hear Transsexual Marriage Case

Woman who was born a man trying to get marriage to her boyfriend recognized


A woman who was born a man has taken her fight to marry her boyfriend to Hong Kong's top court.

The woman, identified only as W, underwent gender change surgery at a public hospital a few years ago.

Her lawyer argues that she is listed as female on her passport and identity card, and considered a woman in every other aspect of her life.

Hong Kong's marriage registry has refused her request because her birth certificate still classes her as male.