This wedding was probably a once-in-a-lifetime event for me. It was the exchange of vows between two transmen.
James (left) and John were married in Chicago in June surrounded by friends and loved ones.
John is acknowledged by his birth state of Illinois to be male and has changed his Illinois state ID and Social Security card to match.
James' California driver's license has "female" as his legal sex. (He does not want to change his legal sex unless they offer T for transgender.)
By taking place in Illinois, the marriage is registered as between bride and groom, thereby being recognized in all 50 states and by the federal government. (BTW: genius way to work the system, gentlemen.)
It was a privilege to witness the moving ceremony, and lots of hankies were out for all the right reasons.
(More after the jump).