A transgender man who attracted worldwide media attention after becoming pregnant is disputing custody of his three children
Beattie was born a woman but has been living as a man since the late 1990s when he underwent a sex change operation. However, he kept his reproductive organs following the procedure and became pregnant in 2007 when it was discovered that Nancy could not have children. She later adopted the youngsters.
The divorce courts in Arizona are currently considering whether the couple’s marriage qualifies as a standard one or as a same sex union. Same sex unions are not recognised in Arizona and so the couple may not be able to divorce.
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