WOW! British Transgender Couple Is the First Dual Sex-Change Marriage
Posted by Girls Guide To on September 17, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Your wedding is often said to be the most wonderful day of your life. This is certainly true for one British couple, who tied the knot in Scotland last week.
Helen Morfitt and Felix Laws became the first couple to have a double sex swap marriage in the country. They both had their reassignment operations on September 13 - Helen in 2003 and Felix in 2010 - so they thought it would be fitting as the date for their wedding.
The couple, who have been together for six years. were forced to change gender on their birth certificates before they could elope.
Helen, 56, who was a man known as Leslie, and teaching assistant Felix, 46, once Katy, have suffered four broken marriages between them and have 10 children.
But after years of suffering Helen told the Sunday Mirror the wedding was perfect and the dress had been something she dreamt about as a little girl.
The pair met in 2008 after Felix confessed to his doctor that he was trapped in the wrong body.
From the age of eight, he knew he wanted to become a man. As Katy, he got married at 22 and had two sons - but walked out after 13 years leaving his children behind.
When he left his husband, he strapped down his 38F breasts so he could feel better about himself.
Felix's GP then sent him to a psychologist after hearing his story, who then put him in touch with transgender support group run by Helen.
A support worker at Lincoln University, Helen was born a man called Leslie Morfitt. She got married three times and fathered eight children.
While she was growing up, she had always wanted to be a girl, but her father's position in the military made it tough for her to change gender.
Despite trying to suppress the urges, she cross-dressed in secret and, in the end, she opted for gender-reassignment treatment after the stress became too overwhelming.
Helen's son Darren walked her down the aisle while Felix shook with nerves as he placed the ring on her finger.
Helen and Felix say the most difficult part of their transitions was telling their children.
Helen, told her two youngest children when they were only five and six years old, explaining that she was ill and could only get better if she became a woman.
Photo Credit: Sunday Mirror