A Kentucky man is in the center of a same-sex marriage controversy in Tennessee, after investigators say he faked, sex-change documents.
46-year old Jo T. Rittenberry was born in Christian County.
He says he was born as a "man," but identifies himself as a "woman."
His family members say Rittenberry went so far as to fake a sex-change document, so he could change his Kentucky birth certificate, to list him as female.
Tennessee officials say Rittenberry used the Kentucky birth certificate, to get married to a Tennessee man.
But same-sex marriage is not allowed in Tennessee.
The two lived together for a year, but after an arrest on an un-related charge, jail officials determined him to be a man, not a woman.
Their marriage was ruled invalid.
Rittenberry is being held in prison on a fraud charge.
Officials also say Rittenberry never had a sex-altering surgery, but the man who married him, says he loves her.
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