Thomas Beatie, aka “Pregnant Man,” is unable to divorce his wife, Nancy, because an Arizona judge has decided that their marriage wasn’t valid in the first place, since Thomas has female organs and same-sex marriage isn’t legal in the state of Arizona.
This comes after another judge granted Thomas full custody of the couple’s three children in May after a viral video showed Nancy acting like a drunk attention whore and breaking their computer while “endangering” their children. Personally, I thought the video was more pathetic and funny than alarming . . .
The video was the catalyst for their divorce, which a judge argues isn’t possible because Thomas has a womb and has birthed three children, so he is not really male, despite the fact that both his American passport and his Hawaiian birth certificate list him as one.
Thomas, who was born Tracy Lagondino, says he always felt he was the wrong gender and started transitioning in his 20s. He had a mastectomy to remove his breasts but opted to keep his female organs. On The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2008 Thomas said, “I wanted to have a child one day. I didn’t know how. It was just a dream.” After being artificially inseminated, Thomas’s dream came true, and in 2007 he gave birth to the couple’s first child.
Thomas has talked openly about how, because of testosterone injections, his clitoris has grown into a small penis, which he is able to use during sex. But even though he has a dick and is legally identified as male, TMZ reports that the judge refused to preside over the divorce because he “cannot find any legal authority which defines a man as someone who is able to give birth."