Transsexual Marriage Case Goes To Trial
by 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
(Leavenworth, Kansas) The trial of a transsexual woman accused of lying on a marriage license form opened Monday.
Sandy Clarissa Gast, 48, is charged in Leavenworth County with false swearing, a misdemeanor carrying a maximum fine of $500. Sheriff's deputies arrested her shortly after she filled out the license form with her partner and fiancé George Somers. Somers now also lives as a woman.
Prosecutor Frank Kohl said Gast should have been listed as a man on the license application, filed in February.
Even so, she still would not have obtained a marriage license since gay marriage is illegal in Kansas.