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Pregnant Man

Divorce Judge is WRONG

I'm a Real Man!

4/4/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Pregnant Man" Thomas Beatie is PISSED after a judge refused to grant him a divorce from his estranged wife -- and tells TMZ he's willing to take the fight all the way to the Supreme Court.

Beatie, a transgender male, is appealing a decision handed down Friday ... when a judge in AZ denied his divorce from Nancy Beatie -- on the grounds the marriage was NEVER legal since Beatie couldn't prove he was a man during their nuptials ... and the state doesn't recognize same-sex marriage.

Beatie tells TMZ he's not giving up the fight, his attorneys are already drafting up the appeal -- and he'll go the Supreme Court if that's what it takes.

He explains, "This is personal. This ruling is an attack on my person, my identity, and my family. It's sad and embarrassing that Judge Gerlach is more focused on wanting to delegitimize my children than legitimize my family."

Beatie continues, "The judge is obviously uncomfortable with me. He has a problem with me having a legal male identity and using my internal organs to start a family."

You'll recall ... the judge made it clear from the beginning​, he had issues with the validity of Beatie's marriage based on the fact that while married he bore the couple's 3 children ... something no man could do. 

But Beatie is adamant, the issue is MUCH bigger than his divorce ... "This is not Beatie versus Beatie. This is the State of AZ versus transgender people, human reproductive rights, and fairness under the law."

FYI -- Beatie was born a woman, but began a sex change in 1997. He married Nancy in 2003 in Hawaii. He filed for divorce in April 2012, claiming Nancy was abusive. Allegations she denied.

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61.

Parker    

YOU ARE NOT A PHKN MAN....A MAN DOES NOT GIVE BIRTH.......WHAT YOU ARE IS AN INSULT TO MEN EVERYWHERE...WHETHER THEY ARE STRAIGHT OR GAY......A MAN DOES NOT HAVE A VAGINA WHERE HE CAN HAVE A BABY.......YOU ARE JUST A PHKN FREAK OF NATURE......I AM A VERY LIBERAL PERSON AND USUALLY THINK WHAT A PERSON DOES THEY DO, BUT I WILL NOT BE INSULTED BY THIS THING WHO CLAIMS TO BE A MAN....LIKE I SAID ITS A PHKN INSULT TO MEN!

565 days ago
62.

CoconutScrimp    

Girl please!

565 days ago
63.

david    

you are not a man....GOD gave you a *****....you are diffrent inside than a man....whats wrong with these liberals and gays....GOD made it so you couldnt breed for a reason

565 days ago
64.

Jamey Hunter    

If a person was serious about becoming and staying a man they wouldn't keep their female equipment AND use it to become pregnant multiple times. This all in an attempt to keep the money flowing in, parading their circus freakshow of a family on tv hoping for a reality show. I read last year where she and her ex partner were broke and on food stamps, yet were considering another child. What does that tell you about their desperation for a reality show??

565 days ago
65.

ummm?!    

I wish this person would just shut up! The first pregnancy he/she had was somewhat understandable. But it's now 3 pregnancies/children later, it got the point where it was all about the publicity and the money it generated through TV and magazine interviews. Like I said..please shut up.

565 days ago
66.

zombie    

This ISN'T personal. IT'S THE LAW DUMB AZZ.

565 days ago
67.

Spicy mag    

Stop calling this lady a man. She's a gay woman that looks like the Rocks little brother.

565 days ago
68.

all about the money    

He's not a "Real" man hes a transgender man. That said this is a case that supports the need for same sex marriage to be recognized in general. It not only effects marital rights, health care benefits (insurance), even legal authority along with the right to a divorce in this situation. I guess technically even the abuse he allegedly suffered maybe considered battery or assault instead of spousal abuse since in this case AZ doesn't recognize them as a married couple. The old school views are fading as generations X and Y are moving into political power now (as some report on CNN put it) and we can only hope that the narrow minded view of the elders give way to more acceptable recognition of individual rights and choices.

565 days ago
69.

Nonsense    

Can people get any more strange? What planet are they from?

565 days ago
70.

YouDontSay    

Bit peeved on this one since from same area. He received LOTS of monies and attention for being pregnant man, etc. You can't have it both ways. Pick one and stick with it.

565 days ago
71.

EasilyHard    

Hes acting menstrual.

565 days ago
72.

Dublin2016    

My issue with this is if he "truly" wanted to be considered a man, he should have never had babies. Because of this, that's why he's getting all this shizz from the judge. Now for all you ppl that will comment, when i say man, i mean in the figurative sense. Chromosomes say you are female, you're still a female even if you make your "innie" an "outie".

565 days ago
73.

Michael7307    

SHE is not a man SHE had THREE KIDS. Men can not get preagnant and no Judge has the right to declare this FREAK a man SHE is a woman and always will be.

565 days ago
74.

dianne    

I'm sorry if you have ovaries and a uterus to carry a child, you are a WOMAN, not a MAN!!! It doesn't matter how much facial hair you have or if you cut your hair "butch" you are still a WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!

565 days ago
75.

en Todo Momento!!    

i mean ok, say all our names were 'boop-boop'. and we only had a classification of 'gender' via an m or a w. would mr 'thomas beatie' just because that is a 'men's name' qualify as a male? does just growing excess facial hair qualify you as a male? and not growing any as a female? i don't know, but even with surgery, this so still does not qualify you as the 'other gender'. maybe on paper, but not biologically, that's for sure. some doctor shaped genitals for you out of your flesh. that does not qualify you as male (or female). doctors are not the measure of 'what or who is what gender'. society is. biology is.

565 days ago
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