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Transgender Man to Comment on Denial of Divorce in Arizona

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Associated Press
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April 2, 2013

A transgender man whose divorce request was rejected by an Arizona judge is expected to comment for the first time Tuesday on the ruling that prevents him from ending his marriage.

Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach ruled last week that he has no jurisdiction to approve the divorce because Arizona doesn't recognize same-sex marriages and there isn't enough evidence that Beatie was a man when he married Nancy Beatie in Hawaii.