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Judge to Pregnant Man

I Don't Believe You're

REALLY a Guy ... Dude

8/11/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0810_thomas_beatie_jensen_tmzAn Arizona judge isn't convinced the Pregnant Man's marriage should be recognized in the Grand Canyon state ... because both man and wife have vaginas ... which might equate to same sex marriage ... which isn't legal in AZ.

The dispute is the latest speed bump in Thomas Beatie's divorce proceedings from wife Nancy ... who Thomas married in Hawaii back in 2003. The two represented themselves as a heterosexual couple because Thomas, a transgender man who was born a woman, had a state authorized change of sex before the wedding. Thomas says he has state-sanctioned legal docs to prove it.

But an AZ judge is calling the whole system into question ... refusing to preside over the divorce until he is convinced that the two were legitimately married in the first place.

In the docs, the judge points to Beatie's womb ... and notes that Thomas gave birth to the couple's three children during the marriage.

The judge then argues that he can find NO legal authority that defines a man as someone who has the ability to give birth to a child.

Therefore, the judge claims, it's possible Beatie's marriage was NOT LEGAL from the start ... and he has no authority to grant the couple a divorce.

The judge gave Beatie an opportunity to defend the marriage ... and Beatie has filed docs doing just that ... pointing to his U.S. passport which designates him as a man as well as his Hawaii birth certificate, which was changed to describe him as a man.

The judge has yet to make a final decision.


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I can staple a leaf to my head but that doesn't make me a tree just like this woman can't stitch a penis on her and become a man.

767 days ago


What a joke. It takes more than cutting off your boobs to make you a man. Lets all just ignore these freaks.

767 days ago


This judge has set the base of a good argument. God made woman and women have wombs. This woman has set out from the beginning to challenge this known fact. Good job by this judge. We need more thinking judges.

766 days ago


You're not a man. If having your breasts removed is concidered a sex change, that would mean Christina Applegate is a man too.

764 days ago


This this is a freak of nature and all those involved in making this thing a man legally in that state should be fired!

716 days ago

A carter    

I know a quick and easy solution for this situation. The judge should order a DNA test to determine the true gender of Thomas.

670 days ago


Gotta agree with a judge on part of this here!

DNA testing will prove that he is still a woman. He may identify himself as a man and have papers saying just that, but no paper will ever change the reality he is a woman.

But he, will always be a woman even after the removal of a vagina or uterus or boobs, females have XX chomosomes and males have XY. Did someone not have a basic biology course here?

I am not sure that the judge is basing the divorce on the right info though. HE is legally a man, ( even though he is actually a woman) and was married as a man and had papers stating he was a man.

grant the guy his divorce.

532 days ago
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