Queen Elizabeth, proving herself queeniest of all the queens, has given royal approval to same sex marriage, which means it's now officially legal in the UK. First they steal our rock n' roll, now our gay marriage? Real original, Motherland.
A Texas judge has announced that he plans to nullify the marriage of a transgender woman whose firefighter husband died in the line of duty, on the grounds that they had an illegal same-sex marriage. His family is fighting the widow for inheritance, but the case is also a setback for transgender rights in the state.
Texas lawmakers are trying to repeal a state law that allows transgender people to legally marry spouses of the opposite sex. Not only would this prevent trans people from marrying their partners — some worry it might invalidate existing marriages.