This Sounds Like A Monty Python Skit

Sometimes life is just too weird:

A transsexual whose 17-year marriage to an heiress was nullified when the wife discovered her husband was a woman is not legally a “parent” of her 14-year-old daughter born from donor sperm, the Court of Appeal ruled today.
The female-to-male transsexual, referred to in court as Mr J, is now in law a man under the 2004 Gender Recognition Act and can lawfully marry a woman if he wishes.
But three appeal judges held that, because at the time of his “marriage” to Mrs C in 1977 he was still a woman, he had no parental rights.

17 years of marriage. Then she discovers he is, er, a her? Somehow I think she (the Party of the 1st Part) is a few sandwiches short of a picnic, no? And upon further review maybe ‘Party of the 1st Part’ is not the best phrase either:

Mr J, born with gender dysmorphia, underwent hormone treatment and had breasts removed before, at the age of 30, he met and married Mrs C, then aged 20 and from a wealthy background.
He concealed his true gender from her for 17 years, using a home-made part of the anatomy for sex. At a Court of Appeal hearing in 1996, Mr J failed in a bid for a share of the marriage wealth, including a £400,000 home.

I really don’t want to know.
Well, ok, I do just a little, I admit it. What is up with this?

At that hearing, Lord Justice Ward described the marriage as a “travesty” and said that many people would find it quite astonishing that in 17 years of life together Mrs C did not realise she was living with a woman.

Gee, ya’ think?

One Response to “This Sounds Like A Monty Python Skit”

  1. John says:

    I hope this is not in some way related to your smuggling post from a few days ago.

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