Beatie was a woman transforming to a male but without having all the slice and dice so he could give birth three times because his natural female wife could not have children.
In the ruling according to azfamily.com Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach wrote, "The decision here is not based on the conclusion that this case involves a same-sex marriage merely because one of the parties is a transsexual male, but instead, the decision is compelled by the fact that the parties failed to prove that (Thomas Beatie) was a transsexual male when they were issued their marriage license".
This convoluted misadventure of wanting to be male without going all the way is yet one more example of how trans people and their wanting to be but not make it harder for the rest of the LGBs to have any credibility in their needs and wants and getting understanding and support from heterosexuals.
This case brought before Judge Gerlach in Arizona which has no access to same-sex marriage, was made even more incredulous because Beatie who stopped testosterone treatments could not provide documentation for any additional non-surgical efforts according to the article.
If Beatie and his wife want a divorce they should move back to the state of Hawaii where he was able to change his status to male and married 2003.
It's bad enough when gay men and lesbians want the right to marry and then end up getting divorced which raise the eyebrows of heterosexuals with the attitude "you wanted it so bad, why are you getting divorced ?", this nonsense of a woman who wants to be man but not so, it just makes all LGBTs jokeable fodder.
The sooner the T is deleted from LGBT the better off the rest of us will be.