Buck Angel Wins Latest Round in Transgender Spousal Support Case

Aug 14, 2014
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A California court ruled in favor of transgender female-to-male porn star Buck Angel last week in a spousal support case that contested the validity of his former marriage to Elayne Angel, former owner of French Quarter body-piercing shop Rings of Desire. Elayne Angel had filed suit earlier this year claiming Angel was not a man because he does not have a phallus.

Buck Angel Wins Latest Round in Transgender Spousal Support Case

Buck got a legal name and gender change in the state of California in 1998. His marriage deemed valid, Buck can now proceed with his divorce and spousal support case against Elayne. According to Buck Angel, Elayne’s latest court maneuver came after she emptied their assets from a joint bank account.

The case was tried in late July and the ruling issued on August 6th by Judge Dianna Gould-Saltman in Los Angeles County, even though Buck Angel and his estranged wife sealed their marriage in New Orleans in 2003.

"I won my case!" exclaims Buck Angel. (Photo: Tumblr)

“I won my case!” exclaims Buck Angel. (Photo: Tumblr)

Elayne Angel sought annulment based on the claim that Buck Angel is not a man. She argued he does not have a penis, and that the two were never legally married because same sex marriage is illegal in Louisiana.

Elayne Angel first tried to get the spousal support case dismissed in California based on jurisdiction, but she was overruled since courts base jurisdiction on where a plaintiff currently lives. She then decided to challenge the validity of their marriage when Buck filed for spousal support.

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