Austria celebrated its first same-sex marriage, sort of.
Constitutional Court allowed a married male-to-female
transsexual to change her birth certificate to reflect her
recent sex change. However, the trans woman, who is a
parent of two, chose not to get a divorce from her
The court said on
its Web site, "Changing a sex entry in a birth
certificate cannot be hindered by marriage."
decision overturns a 1996 law issued by the Interior
Ministry, which stipulates that partners of the same sex
cannot be married.
decision could set a precedent and possibly inspire other
courts to make the same move.