Maltese transwoman loses marriage battle

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

A Maltese transwoman's battle to get married suffered another setback in late May after the nation's attorney general won an appeal of a ruling that had been in Joanne Cassar's favor. Cassar has been fighting for the right to marry a man since 2006. She won two cases, but later lost both on appeal.

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