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Monday, November 15, 2004

Transsexual Marriage Case Goes To Trial
by 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. 


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