Even with the supposed separation of church and state , the attitude that the majority has the superior belief system results in transgender individuals feeling the wrath of these attitude in the laws of the lands. For example, laws in most country do not support marriage of transgender individual. Specifically in the United States, states like Texas do not even consider sex-changed individual to be their new sex, shown in the 1999 case of Christie Lee Littleton. Littleton married her husband after her sex change operation in 1992. They live happily married for seven years. Sadly, her husband died due to the malpractice of a local doctor. Littleton brought the doctor up on a malpractice lawsuit as her husband’s wife. The Texas court through the case out on the bases that ,by Texas law , Christie and her husband’s marriage was invalid. Her marriage was invalid because Texas does not recognize a transgender desired identity regardless of surgeries but recognizes only the birth sex. So since Texas, did not recognize her a female, she was a he ; therefore could not be legally married to “her” husband. Marriage is define in the Bible as a spiritual union between man and woman. That is the basis of all argument against Christie and granting her marital rights. Texas, other states, and many other people, have the attitude that their beliefs are superior and give them the right to deny or grant basic human rights to others. This is a shining example of triumphalism and how it plays a part in all aspect of transgender’s lives
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- Texas mom challenges transgender widow’s marriage (msnbc.msn.com)
- Fox News Affiliate Polls Readers on Transgender Marriage (gayrights.change.org)
- One’s Gender Identity Isn’t Societal Perception Of It; Marriage Equality Isn’t Just A GLB Issue (pinkbananaworld.com)