In case you were wondering about what a clown fish is doing in this post, here is a Tango Factoid for you. Clownfish are known to change sex, including reproductive functions, in special circumstances. A school of clownfish is always built into a hierarchy with a female fish at the top. When she dies, the most dominant male changes sex and takes her place. Now this from the Associated Press.
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In an effort to end alimony payments, lawyers for one Lawrence Roach argued today that their client agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change. But the ex-wife's attorneys argued Tuesday that the operation doesn't alter the agreement.
Less than a week after commissioners in nearby Largo drew national attention by firing the city manager after he announced he was a transsexual, lawyers for Roach and his ex-wife grappled in another transsexual rights case that delves into relatively uncharted legal territory.
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Granted, this guy is really just trying to get out of paying alimony and doesn’t seem to have a legal leg to stand on, whether his ex be male or female, or female-to-male. But it is an interesting issue. With gay marriage caught in the legal crosshairs, will this add transsexual rights to the battlefront? Are post-op transsexuals (male-to-female) eligible to legally wed a man? What if a female-to-male should want to say I do to his bride? Maybe it’s time to add one more “in the event of” addendum to that prenup.