by Rex Wockner
Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court struck down a law July 24 that required married postoperative transsexuals to get divorced before their new gender could be legally recognized.
The court said the law is unconstitutional, cannot be enforced, and must be changed by August 2009.
The ruling came in the case of a 79-year-old individual who had a sex-change operation to become female in 2002.
The woman’s wife also did not want to get divorced.