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Same-sex transgender couple plan to sue over revoked marriage license in Taiwan

A pair of Taiwanese transgender women plan to take their government to court after their marriage license was revoked when the second woman registered her transition from being a man.

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13th July 2013 13:10

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

A transgender couple who legally married before one of them sought recognition of her new gender plan to take the Taiwanese Government to court after it stripped them of their marriage license in the first case of its kind.

Abbygail Wu and Chih-yi Wu both transitioned from male to female in July last year and were married in October but Chih-yi did not seek to register her new gender with the government until this year – at which point their marriage license was cancelled by the Interior Ministry.

Up until that point they had been viewed as legally married by the government.

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