Freedom to marry is important to many transgender couples because the standard for having a person’s gender identity legally recognized depends upon where they were born, and where they currently live. Additionally, many transgender people identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual – as gender identity and sexual orientation are not the same thing. (see: TLC files Amicus Brief in Marriage Case and SSA Recognizes Trans Woman’s Marriage) While we know being able to marry does not mean full and total equality and justice for the LGBT community, Transgender Law Center is committed to standing in solidarity with the marriage movement, and we are committed to ensuring that the voices of transgender people and our families are always at the table.
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