Virginia is For Lovers, But Not For the Wrong Type of Lovers

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Norfolk civil commissioner performed a wedding ceremony for the young couple ... except that later on they found out the bride actually wasn't a woman!

"Holy crap," Al Coward recalled thinking in Friday's paper. "They were very good, obviously. They fooled a lot of people."

Antonio Blount, 31, and Justin "Just Call Me Justine" McCain, 18, fooled Coward and the Newport News Circuit Court clerk who issued the marriage license March 24 for the same-day ceremony.

McCain (a.k.a.: the bride) looked every inch a lady, clerk Rex Davis said later, raising no suspicions he was "anything but a woman."

If McCain hadn't returned to the clerk's office two weeks ago to try to change his name legally, the bogus marriage might never have been outed.

Now, it seems like the two are in a whole bunch of trouble: http://www.dailypress.com/dp-local_tamara_0528may28,0,4213681.column


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I think the problem it's that it doesn't seem like they even checked for proper documentation and just trusted on the persons requesting the license. What if they had stolen someone's identity and then the real person wanted to get married? they probably couldn't because they'd be noted as currently married.

A bit dodgy, really.
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Don't they have to show some ID to get married? Sounds a little lax.

Maybe they need to employ sexers at the Court Office, to separate the gents from the ladies.

As for the wedded couple - whatever.
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