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Chaz Bono Loopholes Prop 8

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She is a quick one that Chaz Bono!

Daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, Chaz was born a woman but has been taking medical measures to change his gender. And now, he is looking to make it legal in the eyes of the court. Chaz has approached a judge to legally change his gender on all legal documentation.

With this in place, Chaz can then legally marry his partner, with whom he has been together for many years but could not marry because of the same-sex marriage laws.

After Chaz's operation and change to legal documentation, that will no longer be a problem.

Congrats Chaz on working that system. If only there didn't have to be loopholes!

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101 comments to “Chaz Bono Loopholes Prop 8”

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  1. 1

    that is just wrong , you cant change your gender :0

  2. 2

    Good for shim

  3. 3

    Is this what happened to you Mario……..?????????

  4. 4

    In some ways this is very tragic to me. This is a very drastic step for Chastity Bono to take. She will undergo surgery to have body parts removed. Shame on the State of California for their stupid, ignorant laws. I see nothing wrong with "Chaz" doing this, if she really does want to change genders. But if she is doing it so she can marry her partner, then I think the state of California is disgusting for their crap about who can marry.

  5. 5

    I'm all for her being happy and all, but surgery won't make her a man. If I cut off my ears, it doesn't make me deaf, it just makes me look weird. She can be in any kind of relationship she wants, but she's still a chick….

  6. 6

    yeah…reaaaaally strange in my opinion…

    And why the hell you gay people all want to get married!!??!?!?!?! …it's sooo not important. Or you want the advantages ($$$) of the divorce…

  7. 7

    Chastity Bono is as much a "he" as the pregnant man is.

  8. Wrenn says – reply to this


    If her "girlfriend" is a lesbian…why would she even want to continue a relationship with "Chaz" after "it" becomes a man? Doesn't that contridict the whole point of being a lesbian?

  9. 9

    Congratulations! You have Big Balls to do such thing!

  10. 10

    Re: msmichll – No, we want to get married because WE ALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE MISERABLE!

  11. 11

    okayyyyyy so. you are making it sound like chastity/chaz is going through all this just to get around prop 8. either you are fucking stupid mario, or… nope. you're fucking stupid.

  12. 12

    I can't imagine being trapped in the wrong body!

    I wish Chaz Bono All the Best!!

    I hope this gender change brings him Happiness!!

  13. 13

    Surgery? Who mentioned surgery? Many transgendered people live without sexual reassignment surgery. Basically he just needs his breasts removed and that generally will suffice for a judge to sign off on the official gender change.

  14. 14


  15. 15

    Re: slave2596 – i totally agree. well said

  16. 16

    So you can legally change your gender but you can't marry someone of the same gender? Wow, thats crazy. I think everyone should be allowed to marry whoever they want. I do find it odd though that her partner would still want to be with her when she becomes a man. Didn't they originally hook up because they both liked women?

  17. 17

    If Chaz is with a lesbian, will her partner still want to be with Chaz after the equipment swap-out?

  18. 18

    NO! This to me is very digusting, if it gets them to legally changeher gender thats bullshit. It was born a man and therefore in the eyes of the law she should always be a man surgery or not surgery. You can't change your gener like you can change your name. Such crap. Of course YOU would support this Perez, anything to get your way. maybe you should try that route.

  19. 19

    Disgusting freak!
    You can dress a dog up any way you want but it still doesn't make it anything but a dog!
    No matter how much surgery it has, you cannot change what you are.

  20. 20

    I hope She/He gets the Help He/She needs!!!!!!!

    Cher what are YOU doing???

  21. buck says – reply to this


    way to go Chaztity….sex change operation for gays = marraige equality….problem solved.

  22. 22


  23. tetra says – reply to this


    Re: annabelle – Agreed. It is unfortunate and surprising that an activist like yourself would belittle gender reassignment as a "loophole" around prop 8.

  24. 24

    oy vey

  25. 25

    Re: msmichll

    Seriously? Are you ignorant?
    First everyone should be equal, as it says in our constitution.
    Secondly: Without the protection of marriage.
    You can not visit your partner in the hospital.
    You can not keep your own children if your partner dies
    You can not provide health insurance to your partner or their family
    You are not PROTECTED under the law if you are not MARRIED.

    Equal rights for all. Regardless of gender, gender choice, sexuality, race, religion or creed.

    Chaz: do as you wish, it is YOUR Life YOU should choose how to live it.

  26. 26

    Is this website all about being gay-sexual orientation blah blah blah. This shit is getting boring Perez. I'm moving on

  27. 27

    So I guess there's is surgery that'll make you straight!! I guess the Protestants have some sort of weight with God…they want to "pray the gay away" and now there are slews of folks getting sex changes. Wait a second…that means I can get surgery to be a homosexual! Check it out, I'm a straight female, if I get a cock, it won't change which gender i'm attrated to…so essentially I - a straight female - can become a gay man…all I need is a little money and a good doctor who installs cocks and plumbing.

  28. 28

    I can't wait to hear the jokes on Letterman about this.

  29. missB says – reply to this


    Re: Wrenn – a lot of lesbian relationships include one "butch" woman and one more feminine, the feminine one likes being with the butch one because she in many ways IS like a straight male. It's like lindsay and samantha- lindsay obv. isnt a straight up lesbian, but sam is boyish enough to make it feel right…. if the butch one makes u feel special.. u can fall in love with them… it's like the pregnant "man" and his partner too

  30. 30

    Whacked out people never fail to amaze me….

  31. 31

    You are a fucking moron! Chaz is not changing gender to get married, she is doing it to become a man because she is transgendered, she feels she is a man in a womans body. Idiot!

  32. 32

    I hardly think she is changing her gender just to have a legal marriage. If she is she's stupid and that's not the state of California's fault. It's interesting that I have never heard her say in any conversation about her sexuality that she's always felt like a man. Someone clue me in if she has says that PRIOR to this recent announcement. If you feel like you're genetically a man, that doesn't just happen overnight. As far as I know she has always identified herself as a woman and lesbian. She can cut off all the body parts she wants, it doesn't change the fact that she is a woman who is going to have to take male hormones the rest of her life to maintain her 'manly' status. If she's happy like that, it's her life.

  33. sdco says – reply to this


    So… would that make her partner STRAIGHT then???

  34. 34


  35. 35

    I dont get it. Has Chastity always felt out of body as a woman?

  36. 36

    That is why She attacked Ellen's sitcom as "Too Gay" at her heart she feels that she is a straight man, not a lesbian.

  37. 37

    I admire anyone who has the courage to be themselves….this must be a scary thing to do….

  38. 38


  39. 39

    Re: lemonbird – #4
    Why doesn't she just move to Vermont? She wouldn't have to change her gender then?

  40. 40

    Chaz should dump his girlfriend and go after Carrie Prejean - Carrie could marry him because that's "OPPOSITE MARRIAGE" !!!!

  41. 41

    I totally didn't realize Chaz was transgendered. I always thought she was a lesbian, but I totally wish her the best. YOU, Perez, should be ashamed of yourself for suggesting that gender reassignment surgery is a way to "get around" prop 8. It's totally irresponsible, and you should know better! Nobody goes into gender reassignment surgery lightly, ffs. For all the holier than thou attitudes about marriage going around these days, it's still something you can get drunk and do by accident in Vegas. Gender reassignment surgery is an answer to a lifetime of unhappiness and confusion for many people, and you should treat it with a bit more respect than that.

  42. 42

    Perez, I hate your comment "Congrats Chaz on working that system"
    You make it sound like he's doing something wrong.
    He's only doing what he must to marry the person he loves.

  43. 43

    i am glad for chaz that this is what he needs and is able to accomplish it.

    but it is ABSOLUTELY ludicrous that someone would have to go through this surgery in order for them to legally marry. it's cruel. ANYBODY should be able to marry the consenting adult partner of their choice.

    i hope chaz will be very happy. i just wish that everybody in california could achieve that happiness. it is ALWAYS wrong to deny people their civil rights. the hate needs to end NOW.

  44. 44

    Re: JohnnyD
    # 10
    God also made people with autism, cerebral palsy, deformities, mental illnesss, blindness, low intellectual-functioning, etc
    Does it mean that they just live with their birth-disorders and do nothing
    about it .. if there's a possible solution for them?
    God made Chastity Bono with crossed-wires in the gender identity department .. she has every right to fix the error.
    Good luck, Chaz

  45. 45

    SICK, SICK, SICK Hey Chaz, u will never be a man sorry. Ur like Operator the game they just put a Fake Dick on u. Buzz sorry dick inserted wrong hahahahahah that is funny to me just like ur whole community!! Keep Protesting.

  46. 46

    So let me get this straight (pardon the pun). Ole fat head is a dyke. She finds another dyke to bump uglies with. She decides to chop off the titties and get a plastic cock sewed on. He/She wants to get married (as a man) to a lesbian woman. Does the dyke like guys now? Im so confused, as is that freak who wants to mutilate her body. Way to go gay community. Look what youve done

  47. 47

    It's EXTREMELY sad if she is going through all this just so she could marry! COME ON PPL!!!

  48. 48

    Re: Madonna-Mega-Fan – it was a religious tradition…and a government one after..it's ridiculous…I was thinking that gay people are kind of 'more modern' than that shit of wedding. I'm 34, and the last time I went to a wedding was in 1994!

    Anyway, I understand that you want the same right…but it means so much nothing in my opinion!..You should battle for something more important than a wedding.

    sorry..usually french speaker.

  49. 49

    who's Mario???

  50. 50

    Let's see the homophobes "swallow" that, LOL

  51. 51

    Isn't her half brother by Sonny's last wife, named Chaz?

  52. 52

    Hmm. Where is the peep gonna come from? Do they build it out of the left over boobs or what?

  53. 53

    Perez you are SO far off on this it isn't even funny anymore. You link to the source article, from T M Z which states she *CAN* go to court to have her gender changed *WHEN* she has surgery to remove her breasts.
    She has NOT done so, and it does not state that in the article, but you print it as truth and actually say she has gone to court to do it.

  54. 54

    Good move, since she look so much like her father.

  55. 55

    i really dont understand why people are transgendered or want to change sex.
    the fact of the matter is that SHE is still a female regardless of how many bits she ends up chopping off. SHE has FEMALE DNA and until they change THAT she is still a female.
    why dont people accept what they are? it has always baffled me…
    i find that story about the transgendered woman to man giving birty disgusting.
    how the hell is the children gonna live that down for the whole of their life?
    now they can say that they accept it but i bet deep down they could just have a, and im sorry im going to have to say it, NORMAL family.
    call this comment full of hate its just something im NEVER going to understand…

  56. 56

    Re: JohnnyD
    bit extreme m8…but in essence SHE is female no matter how much she changes herself..

  57. 57

    Re: NennieNoonah
    i meant BIRTH

  58. 58

    OMG! so fugly!!! :S

  59. 59

    Re: lemonbird – totally agree

  60. 60

    I'm all for people doing what they need to do to be happy as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, but are we going to have to hear about his/her transition every single step of the way now? Because no one was interested in him/her before this….

  61. 61

    By your own insane logic that would make him heterosexual …too bad you lost one ….

    You should not be allowed to change your gender…

  62. 62

    Re: Yellow Peeps – right on.

  63. 63

    Funny! Perez get urself a mangina and change your gender legally! That way you can get married to someday!

  64. 64

    Quote: "He also asked for respectful privacy during the process"

    Ok..then why whore yourself out in the first place and make sure *every* media person knows you decided suddenly to become a he?

    If Chastity really wanted privacy, she/he could have done this without a single soul knowing.

    No sympathy, sorry.

  65. 65

    perez hiton, sometimes i wonder if you're all there. transgendered people don't undergo years of theraphy, hormones and surgery to take advantage of legal loopholes. gender is socially constructed and not limited to sex, which is biological. why don't you try getting informed instead of blogging out of your ass!

  66. 66

    Whatever…what's the big deal about Prop 8? Who cares???? Being married is overrated and very antiquated. I'm straight, and I think they should ban marriage altogether. Everyone would be alot happier.

  67. 67

    PEREZ, you are SO FUCKED UP for portraying trans people like this - what the fuck? "LOOPHOLE"????!!!!!!!!!!!! Chaz *IS* a man - and therefore isn't fucking with ANY loopholes. Posting shit like this is so unbelievably damaging to the queer and trans community, you have no fucking idea. FUCK YOU.

  68. 68

    wow whats with all the haters? let people live their lives how they want this person isnt hurting anyone. people have a right to be happy and i say good for Chaz

  69. 69

    Dearest Perez,

    As a gay man, sometimes I am able to see what kind of good contribution you can provide the queer community from your celebrity forum. You have created a world that attracts people from all walks of life who may or may not ever be influenced by what they read. But if they read it, at least a point can be received.

    I am not disgusted that people insinuate that you said Chaz is using a loop hole with his gender reassignment surgery (sometimes assumptions are followed by asses). However, I am concerned for your treatment towards the trans community in the general past. Many times you have insulted those who would be consider trans under the transgender umbrella term, yet you call for gay rights. Crude and rude humor is excellent, but transphobia is not. Consider correcting Chaz's pronouns and not throwing the low blows of hot tranny messes at our cross dressing or transitioning friends.

    For the other commenters, please educate yourself on what being transgender is/means. Gender identity and sexual identity/orientation are completely different and share little in common other than that our communities embrace each other (most times) and want equal rights for all queers.

  70. 70

    She's turning into a straight man?

  71. 71

    why is it the butch women hate men but always look like one? why would her /his partner want her to become a man is shes a lesbian??? i DONT get it??

  72. 72

    Re: mjnelly – There already are equal right for all member of the gay/bi/trans community. You will all burn in hell equally for your sins unless you repent your disgusting, perverted lifestyle.

  73. 73

    "Hi I'm a lesbian that likes woman, so I am going to date someone who turns themselves into a man….yet i'm still a lesbian that likes woman…and also likes to suck my new "mans" man made cock"…….yeeaaaahhh makes TOTAL sense. THIS is why no one fucking cares about the gay community….because you are all a bunch of fucking warped minded fucks.

  74. 74

    People you need to watch TLC! You need to be educated! I'm a straight woman but you need to understand others and STOP being so judgmental! I'm glad someone in Hollywood is doing this! I'm behind her 100%!

  75. 75

    I wondered how that would work in a relationship where one person identifies as trans. Good for Chaz! I'm happy he's becoming the person he feels he truly is. And yeah, it sucks he had to find a loophole, but way to work the (unfair) system!

  76. 76

    Re: cyatic910 – OMG!!! He is not changing his gender because same-sex marriage is not legal in California. Chaz must have always felt like a man trapped in a woman's body (and just because there aren't any articles about it doesn't mean he just thought of this last week! Feeling like the other gender is a huge emotional process and something I'm sure he's thought about for years.), and is changing his outward appearance to match what he feels inside. It just happens to be a 'bonus' of sorts that his decision to become male means he can marry his partner.

  77. 77

    Re: footefetish – Why shouldn't someone be allowed to change their gender? I mean we change our bodies all the time; we dye our hair, we shave, we pluck, we get botox, boob jobs, facelifts, eyebrow lifts, liposuction, and on and on and on. Changing gender is the ultimate change, but how is that any different from the other little things that we do on a daily basis to change our original appearance. And why do we do it? Because we are not happy with how we were born. Trans individuals have it hard enough, even more so than homosexual people, and it's because of people like you.

  78. 78

    Re: JohnnyD – I would think that people like you would be going to hell before anyone who is a member of the LGBT community. I mean, I really can't see God wanting YOU to pass judgment on other people; shouldn't that be left to God, and NOT YOU? YOU are not God, so you have no right to judge other people. You aren't respecting your fellow man. You are narrow-minded, intolerant, and full of hate towards something you don't even try to understand.

  79. 79

    [re=3910647]Great for him. I loved Chaz on CLFC! If it's the same gf then they were so cute together!

  80. 80

    its not a loophole. chaz identifies as a male, and he is going to marry a female. thats called a straight marriage. saying hes "working the system" implies that he is going through gender reassignment in order to have a gay marriage. but he's not gay. he's a straight man who was born in a woman's body, and is now correcting that.

  81. 81

    Like mother like daughter. Cher is really a man! She can give Chaz lots of tips on plastic surgery.

  82. 16MPG says – reply to this


    Methinks 'Chaz' is the crippled product of poor parenting, an unhappy lifestyle and an unstable home. Chaz lack of a clear sexual identity over his/her life is a tragedy but not an accident.

  83. 83

    whatever float chaz. boat.

  84. 84

    To be honest with you I'm really glad that she's gone for the change and is joining the men folk. The one thing the lesbian community does not need is another big, strapping bull-dyke (am I being redundant?) to be their spokesperson.

    So if she's a transgendered straight man is he still part of the Gay and Lesbian community?

    I wonder if he'll cut a CD called, "Gypsies, Trannies and Thieves"?

  85. 85

    Um, if Chaz has been with his partner for so many years, why didn't he marry when CA had legalized same-sex marriage? Those couples are still legitimate in the eyes of the Supreme Court. Just a question…

  86. 86

    Cher's money is the only reason any one would get within 10ft of this monster. Let alone marry it.

  87. 87

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  88. 88


  89. 89

    Re: ShanFran – I just learned about this in a college class I took (psych). they take the fat around the lower abdominals and push it under the skin and out to make it. It sounds nasty..

  90. 90

    see I don't understand this… you can't cut off or add as many body parts as you want but when it's all said and done she will still be a woman… seriously what is she going to change her genetic code while she's at it?

    I do not understand people like her and probably never will lol esp. the Pregnant woMAN. millions of woMEN have babies everyday.

  91. 91

    Re: KOOL KID

    god you are such a heterophobe

    you're two daddies raised you right!

  92. 92

    Re: Yellow Peeps

    I call bullshit on this.. Nature intended for her to be a girl so there for she's either fucked herself up in the head or better yet she's defected/unnatural/flawed yada yada

    sounds harsh but hey its the truth.

  93. 93

    Re: aunty donna

    what the fuck do you plan on breeding? last time I check two dicks or two vagina's can't produce a baby?

    that's unnatural!

    seriously though go right ahead though the world needs to end sometime soon anyways.

  94. 94

    Another disgusting fat cow. Another pathetic product of Hollyweird. Her father is rolling over in his grave!

  95. 95

    Ignoring that wacko redneck comments RE transgendered people (er.. you know you're on a website run by a gay man right? Like there's heaps of websites dedicated to whatever trip it is you are on….*rolls eyes and prepares hot bath of disinfectant to wash off the feeling caused by vile remarks*)… ANYWAY, ignoring that… Chaz is transitioning because he was born in the wrong body its a HUGE decision to take that step and while the side benefit is him getting to marry his missus, I'd be VERY surprised if it had any influence on the final decision.
    P.S Perez, can't you do anything about the creeps banging on about Jesus on this site??

  96. 96

    She should go to her mother's house and borrow a pretty dress and some high heels and she will feel better by morning.

  97. 97

    Fuck you Perez. Transexuals aren't gays and lesbians who just decide to change their gender. There's a need for it.

  98. 98

    Re: lindsaynicolex3 – Yes, you can, dumbass.

  99. 99

    just one thought…. chaz and jennifer could have been married in california quite awhile ago… but maybe they weren't ready or something… i dont know … its none of our business… im just saying.. and those marriages are being honored by the courts…

    good luck to you chaz and peace

  100. 100

    People are so quick to judge those of us going through this.
    It's not like it's something we want to encourage others to do… we just want to be ourselves, much like most people can. Gays and lesbians should also see the similarities we have to them, and work together with us. Our interests are almost exactly like yours.
    Some straight folks are just intimidated by things that are different. Nazis had that same attitude.

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