Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Singapore Voids Marriage After Husband’s Sex Change

Singapore has voided the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change, making their partnership a same-sex union that contravened the city— state’s laws.

The couple married as man and woman in 2015 but the husband underwent a sex change operation and updated his national identity card to read “female”.

But when the unidentified couple tried to buy a government-built apartment, they had to inform the authorities. Married couples receive state grants for first-time purchases of government apartments.

The marriage was voided several months later, making them ineligible to buy the apartment they wanted.

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