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Abbygail Wu and her partner Jiyi Wu (http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2013/08/14/2003569642)
Taiwan upholds transgender marriage

in TAIWAN (CHINESE TAIPEI), 17/08/2013

Taiwanese authorities have agreed to uphold the marriage status of a local transgender couple, reversing a previous official decision in a ruling activists said would help the bid to legalise same sex marriage.

In what was hailed as a “benchmark” ruling, Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday decided that the marriage status of Abbygail Wu, 27, and her 29-year-old partner Jiyi Wu remained legal.

The couple both had surgery in July last year to transform them from men to women and were married in October.

With a view to receiving a marriage certificate from the government, Jiyi registered with government authorities as a male - the “husband” of the couple - while Abbygail said she was female.

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