Couple take Registrar of Marriages to court over voiding of marriage after man changed sex

A couple who had their marriage solemnised at the Registry of Marriages (ROM) are taking the Registrar to court for deleting the marriage entry from official records after the man had surgery done to become a woman.

They are seeking a High Court judicial review of the Registrar's decision to void their marriage under the Women's Charter and a court order to restore their marriage entry on the State Marriage Registry. At issue is whether their marriage remains valid as a matter of law and if the Registrar exceeded her powers in deleting the marriage entry.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2018, with the headline 'Couple go to court over voiding of marriage after man changed sex'. Print Edition | Subscribe