Associated Foreign Press report that Stephanie Nicot, 59, and her
partner Elise, 27, exchanged vows in the eastern region of Nancy on
Saturday, marking a ground-breaking first for the country.
Nicot, who was born a male called Stephane, had sex reassignment
surgery several years ago but refused to have her gender officially
changed on the population register.
This created a legal loophole which allowed the couple to marry
under Nicot's male birth name and gender.
"It's a symbol for millions of gays and lesbians who would like to
have the same rights," Nicot told the AFP.
The French constitutional court in January upheld the country's
gay marriage ban, saying it was in keeping with the