An Arizona judge has refused to grant a divorce to a transgender man who gave birth to three children. The judge said there was insufficient evidence that Thomas Beatie was male when he married; the state bans same-sex marriage. In 2008, Mr Beatie, who had lived as a man for decades, gave birth to a girl, the first of three pregnancies. He is legally male but kept his female reproductive organs and bore children because his wife was infertile. A spokesman for Mr Beatie, Ryan Gordon, said Maricopa County Family Court Judge Douglas Gerlach’s comments came as a shock. He said his client, who hopes to marry his current girlfriend, planned to appeal the ruling.