Singaporean Authorities Revoke Same-Sex Couple’s Marriage

by Admin on July 27, 2017

According to Washington Blade, authorities in Singapore have annulled a legal marriage between a transgender woman and her wife two years after they exchanged vows.

The couple are known as FK and BS for protection purposes. The couple had legally wed in 2015 when FK was recognized as a male by law. Their lawyer assured them that they were within legal rights to marry.

Chaninat & Leeds’ Thailand Marriage Lawyers have decades of experience specializing in Thai and International cases with a proven record of success.

According to Jean Chong, the Singapore-based program field coordinator for OutRight Action International, “the law says that marriage is between a man and a woman in Singapore. The problem is that the registry said the couple can get married if they remain man and woman, which is in fact not the law.”

Singapore currently does not recognize same-sex marriage, but does in fact recognize Trans people under law, though only the marriages of those couples that identify as heterosexual couples.

Read more here.

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